High hopes for Straughn’s 2015 football season

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 22, 2015


After a strong start to the Chris Wilson era of Straughn football, the Tigers shift their sights onto the upcoming 2015 season as summer workouts begin in earnest.




The Tigers will play one fall scrimmage game against the Brantley Bulldogs on Aug. 21 before taking on the Opp Bobcats on Aug. 28 for the first official game of the season.




The Bobcats and the Tigers were the only two teams that went to the playoffs this past season, and both made runs into the third round.




Where the Bobcats are returning a lot of the key players, the Tigers will be replacing many key cogs on both sides of the ball. Game one of the season will go a long way in showing what these two powerhouses bring to the table in 2015.




Following the home game against Opp, the Tigers will enter a three-game stretch of region opponents. First up will be St. James at home, followed by road match ups with Headland and Trinity.




That daunting three-game stretch will be one of the toughest stretches of games for the Tigers this season.




The Tigers will stay on the road the following two weeks, as they travel to Beauregard and Montgomery Catholic before returning home on Oct. 9 for a homecoming contest against region opponent Ashford.




On Oct. 16, the Tigers’ final home game of the season will be against region opponent Bullock County for senior night.




A week later, the Tigers will finish out the regular season with a road trip, albeit a short trip to region rival Andalusia.




The game has been huge rivalry over the past season, and offseason coaching changes have only added fuel to the fire.




The Tigers will have an open date on the final week of the season with hopes of resting players before the first round of the AHSAA Class 4A playoffs.