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WILDCATS READY TO GRIND: Florala knows that hard work is paying off

The Florala Wildcats (1-1) look to get a strong start in region play when they take on the Georgiana Panthers on Friday night in Florala.

“Our goal this week at practice is to get better with our scheme,” Florala head coach Scott Mason said. “Losing Jacob (Hammac) has made us change up a little bit on offense. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s hard to do midstream.”

Rashaad Coleman replaced Hammac at quarterback and has filled the spot well, Mason said.

“Rashaad (Coleman) did a great job last week,” Mason said. “He is a dual threat guy and we are going to be adding more stuff in for him. Injuries have caused us to change our scheme a bit, but we have good kid ready to step in and play the role. I was very impressed with the way he came in a played last week. That team we played was the best skill team that we will play all season. We scheduled them for that reason. That is going to help us as we get into region play.”

Mason said the Wildcats will have to continue to get better this week as they prepare for Georgiana.

“Georgiana is a good football team,” Mason said. “They have good running back and they are going to be well coached like always. This week, we have to get more multiple and play our game. If our offensive line has a good game, we execute plays and play good defense, I believe we are going to O.K.”

Georgiana holds a 23-14 record against Florala. The Panthers won last year’s contest 52-20.

After picking up a win in their first game of the season against Class 3A St. Michael, the Wildcats fell last week to Class 2A Cottage Hill Christian.

Georgiana started off the season with a 47-24 win over St. Lukes before falling to Luverene 26-12 last week.

Florala and Georgiana are scheduled to begin play at 7 p.m., on Friday in Florala.