The season continues, the plot thickens

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 27, 2015

It sure was an exciting start to the 2015 high school football season, and it only gets better from here.

On Thursday night, the Opp Bobcats hosted the Luverne Tigers for their season opener, and the Bobcats marched away victorious with a masterful 44-27 win.

Not only was it the start of a great opening season, it featured the return of the Bobcats’ junior standout Orlando Lacey.

Lacey suffered a season-ending ACL injury last October, and on Thursday night he showed very little sign of someone playing on a surgically repaired knee. Lacey accounted for more than 300 yards total offense and four total touchdowns in the Bobcats opening day win.

Friday night it was Andalusia’s turn to provide a thrilling opening victory, as they handed T.R. Miller a 25-0 thrashing. It was the first time that T.R. Miller had been shutout since 1987, a span of over 300 games.

The Andalusia Bulldogs showed a fire before, during and after the game that I haven’t seen in a long time.

These guys wanted to win, and they weren’t going to be denied victory.

Even in less than ideal playing conditions, the Bulldogs didn’t let the rain drenched field offset their determination.

The defense was constantly putting pressure on the T.R. Miller quarterback.

Andalusia’s front line, led by senior Trevor Parker, wreaked havoc on the Tigers’ backfield the entire night.

This Friday night, will be even better as all six county teams will be in action.