Published 12:02 am Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Opp’s Hennis Washington (23) rushes during the Bobcats’ game at Andalusia. | File photo

Opp is taking its game at Bayside Academy on Friday night as another opportunity and big challenge, Bobcats head football coach Brent Hill said.

The Bobcats will travel to face the Admirals in a game that could spell a Class 3A, Region 1 title.

In the meeting’s history, OHS hasn’t beaten Bayside Academy.

“We’re looking at it as another opportunity and a big challenge,” Hill said. “It’s an exciting opportunity for us. Our school, we’ve never beat them. They’re well coached. To us, it would be a good accomplishment and this will give us a good indication of the kind of teams we’re going to play in the playoffs. It’s a fun opportunity for us.”

Bayside Academy’s Austin Chastang and Nicholas Bolton are going to be on the Bobcats’ radar tomorrow.

Hill said both contribute well in the Admirals’ Wing-T offensive scheme, and the best way to stop Bayside on defense is to “stick with your keys.”

“That offense is all based on misdirection,” he said. “You’ve got to stay sound and stick with your keys with the line. We have a very similar offense.”

Hill added that the offense can “wear” the players out.

One recent problem the Bobcats have had to deal with lately is getting in third-down-and-long situations.

Hill said that the Bobcats can’t let that happen.

“We’ve got to get out of that,” he said. “That’s a goal. We’ve got to be consistent on both sides of the ball.”

Hill added that when OHS (5-2, 4-0) is clicking on both sides of the ball, it’s a good site to see.

“We just don’t want it to where the offense is and the defense is not, and the offense is not and the defense is,” he said.

All in all, the players feel pretty good about the task at hand, Hill said.

“We all together feel pretty good about it,” he said. “Offensively, we’ll do what we do, and try our best to prepare for everything else.”

Kick off in Daphne is set for 7 p.m. tomorrow.