Continue to find improvement

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Straughn Tigers (1-4, 1-2) look for more improvements as they prepare to go up against Daleville (1-3, 1-2) on Friday in Daleville.

“Our expectations are to continue to improve on the things that we are doing well,” Straughn coach Jarrod Wooten said. “We also have to work on eliminating mistakes. Some of the mistakes go back for an extended time and some of them are on things that we did last week. In order for us to be successful, we have to eliminate turnovers, cut down on penalties and get our assignments down.”

Understanding assignments is something that Wooten said is a prime focus at this time.

“We are still a young team and they don’t get the importance of understanding your assignment,” Wooten said. “We are trying to get zeroed in on our focus. Daleville has a quarterback that is good about getting the ball in the right hands. We have to understand that because one busted assignment could lead to a touchdown or a big play.”

Wooten said that they are still looking for ways to make sure the team is improving.

“Lack of execution has hurt us,” Wooten said. “We have been our own worst enemy at times this year. In the Slocomb game, we were in the red zone six teams and didn’t score. Mistakes have contributed to self-destruction. We’ve got a week under our belt and we still have a chance to reach some of our goals. I’m really proud of the guys for continuing to work hard. We thought we might loss some last week because Coach (John) Higgins meant a lot to everyone. Everyone stuck around and they are working to improve.”

Straughn and Daleville are set to begin at 7 p.m., Friday in Daleville.