IT’S THEIR TIME TO SHINE: Wildcats face off with Cottage Hill Christian

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Florala Wildcats (1-0) look to continue their hot start to the season as they host Class 3A Cottage Hill Christian (0-0) on Friday night in Florala.

“This is going to be two high-powered offenses going at it on Friday night,” Florala head coach Scott Mason said. “They are a really good 3A team and it should be a knock down drag out.”

Mason said they are looking forward to the challenge.

“They are a good 3A team,” Mason said. “That’s the reason we scheduled them. This is going to be a big test for us and it will let us know where we are.”

Those in attendance might notice a similar offense between the two schools.

“They are going to run something similar to us,” Mason said. “Coach (Chris) Brazell used to coach with my brother at Cottage Hill Christian. He learned that offense from us. He runs more a traditional spread and I’ve got my own flavor of it. They are going to be a well coached team and this is a good game for us.”

Cottage Hill Christian graduated key players from last year’s team, but they have added new pieces to the mix, Mason said.

“They have a lot of new faces that transferred in from public schools down there in Mobile,” Mason said. “They have a couple of guys that are really talented players.”

Mason said that he expects his team to play well on Friday night.

“The key Friday night is going to be to dominate the line of scrimmage,” Mason said. “Skill wise, I believe that we are as good as any other team. Games like this come down to who wins in the trenches. If they beat us, it’s because they got on the edge. We have to be very physical and wear them out. If we do those things, we will be all right.”

Last week’s win has given the Wildcats a lot of energy, Mason said.

“These kids are very excited,” Mason said. “That win last Friday was a good win for us. The kids have finally decided that they want to win. Yesterday (Monday), we might not have been as focused, but they don’t like to be in the film room. They want to be outside getting after it.”

Mason said that he expects a good game on Friday night.

“Like I said, they are a good team, but I believe we are a pretty good team ourselves,” Mason said. “We are very excited to face this challenge. The intensity has been great. I’m ready for these guys to keep stepping up. This is going to be a big test for us, but as long was we take care of us, we will be alright.”

Florala and Cottage Hill Christian are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., on Friday in Florala.