Wildcats search homecoming win

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 18, 2015

The Florala Wildcats (0-3, 0-2) continue to search for win No. 1 on the young season and look to get it done when McIntosh (0-3, 0-2) comes in to town tonight for homecoming.

“McIntosh has a lot of speed and athleticism,” Wildcats’ coach Brad Rhodes said. “They come out in a few different types of formations on offense.”

This will be the third time that the two squads have battled with Florala taking the first two games including a 20-0 win last season.

Both teams have struggled so far to find their direction and will look to end their losing streaks.

“I’m just exciting about having the opportunity to get out season going in the right direction,” Rhodes said. “The guys came out with a great attitude this week at practice, and just got back to work. One thing we preached this week is for the defense to play with a passion.”

For the Wildcats, everything they have set out to accomplish this season is still on the table, Rhodes said. Right now, the Wildcats are on the outside looking in with four region games remaining.

“We can still make the playoffs,” Rhodes said. “But the biggest thing we have been stressing is just to get better every week, and they guys seem to be buying into that.”

Three region wins should be enough to punch a ticket to the playoffs, but that won’t be an easy task for the Wildcats. Two of the Wildcats’ remaining four region games come against Georgiana and McKenzie who are currently both undefeated and ranked in the 1A top 10.

On offense, Rhodes stressed that the Wildcats must protect the football.

“We have to eliminate mistakes and turnovers,” Rhodes said. “They are going to try to rely on their athleticism, and we want to make this a physical ball game.”

Kickoff between the Wildcats and Demons will be at 7 p.m., in Florala.”

“We had a great crowd last week come out and support us,” Rhodes said. “Hopefully, we will have another good crowd here for homecoming.”