Wildcats to face ‘dangerous’ McIntosh in non-region game

Published 12:02 am Thursday, September 18, 2014

Florala will be facing a “dangerous” McIntosh football team tomorrow night in regular-season action, Wildcats head football coach Brad Rhodes said.

“They’re real fast and athletic,” Rhodes said. “They’ve played some quality teams.”

The Wildcats are coming off a 40-28 region rivalry win over Red Level last week, where they fought tooth and nail with the Tigers. FHS ended up pulling away late to get the win.

Rhodes said offensively, the Demons (0-4) run out of the spread.

“They do a lot of spread and four-wide with and four back in a power set,” he said. “They’ll have them in a two-tight, three backs formation.”

Leading the Demons is sophomore quarterback Anferney Trotter, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds.

On the defensive side of the ball, McIntosh will load the box with between seven to eight players and will man defense.

After this week, the Wildcats will play one game before starting the second half of the season.

In the final five games, FHS will encounter its last four region opponents in Brantley, McKenzie, Pleasant Home and Kinston.

Rhodes said one of the purposes of this game is to help the team get ready for the speed of BHS and MHS.

“This will be a measuring stick for us to see where we improved from Georgiana,” he said.

It’s a long trip for the Wildcats all the way over to the western side of the state, but Rhodes said the game plan is to follow the schedule.

“We want to keep as normal of a routine as possible,” Rhodes said. “We went back to work on ourselves this week to take care of those penalties and turnovers.”

Rhodes said the guys also worked on not playing with complacency in games.

Kick off in McIntosh is at 7 p.m.