Straughn sees growth during year

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Straughn Tigers’ season didn’t go as planned, but the future still looks bright for the Tigers.

“I think we made a lot of strides in the middle of the season,” Straughn head coach John Higgins said. “We didn’t finish the year strong. Our worst two games were against Slocomb and Andy, but that probably had a lot to do with who were playing.”

Higgins said that he felt that the team did things this year that will help out the future.

“The biggest thing was that we got a lot of playing experience for our young players,” Higgins said. “At times we had four ninth graders playing on offense and we started a ninth grader at middle linebacker midway through the season. Those things will help us out in the long run.”

Throughout the year, Higgins said his players continued to fight with all they had.

“These boys always played hard,” Higgins said. “We had too many penalties and turnovers on offense. We wanted to win more games than we did, and we felt that we could have won more, but we just didn’t win the 50-50 plays that decide who the games. We are going to get in the weight room and work hard until we get to spring training. Coming into to next year, we are going to be a lot more seasoned than we were this year.”