Looking for a ‘W’

Published 12:02 am Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Red Level’s Tigers are going to vie for a win tomorrow night at J.U. Blacksher. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

RLS aims to snap 26- game losing streak

Red Level is planning on bringing back a “W” tomorrow night as the Tigers visit J.U. Blacksher for the season opener.

The Tigers enter the contest on a 26-game losing streak, and the motto during the offseason has simply been to win ever day.

“We’re glad to be in the regular season,” RLS head football coach David Godwin said. “These guys need to play a game that counts in the record books. They’ve played two games that didn’t count in record books (a spring game in May against Zion Chapel and last week’s jamboree against Highland Home.)

“They want a ‘W’ beside their name,” he said. “They’re excited.”

Godwin said the boys have been upbeat during the week of preparation, and added that both the players and coaches are ready to get started.

“We feel like good things are ahead of us,” he said. “We want to get that started Friday and plan on coming back with win.”

J.U. Blacksher touts 6-foot-1 wide receiver Desmond Dean and running back Hunter Turberville as its main offensive threats.

“They like to throw the deep ball to him,” Godwin said about Dean. “(Turberville’s) their main run threat. Defensively, they do a good job over there. They’re like us with a lot of play makers on one side or the other.”

Both teams will field players who play on both sides of the ball. It’s going to be a challenge the players are up for, Godwin said.

Last week, the Tigers fell 49-21 to Highland Home in the jamboree game. During the varsity portion, RLS lost 21-7. Two of the touchdowns HHS scored were on defense.

“We had a lot of correctable errors,” Godwin said. “We turned the ball over five times. Those are correctable errors. Non-correctable errors are those when you can’t block or tackle.”

Kick off tomorrow night is at 7.