Red Level hopes to right the ship

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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The Red Level Tigers are looking to break into the win column this week as they travel to Pleasant Home for a region game with the Eagles.

“This a big a week for us,” Red Level head coach Kenny Skipper said. “Coming in after a week last week, we had a really bad taste in our mouth Friday night after that game. It’s definitely a game we should have won, but we just made too many mistakes. Special teams mistakes and stuff like that.”

This week, Skipper said the focus has been on the Tigers.

“This week, we are just trying to get better at us,” Skipper said. “We aren’t adding anything or taking anything away. We just have to get better at what we do. We are going to keep doing what we do, but we just have to get better at it.”

Skipper said he wants to see his players go out with a lot of effort on Friday night.

“We have got to be more physical,” Skipper said. “We are in the right place and making plays, but we are not as physical as we should be. We’ve got to cut down on turnovers. We’ve got to protect the ball on offense, be physical, run to the ball on defense and make tackles. If we do that and shore up some things on special teams, we will be in good shape.”

Skipper said they have time to get things going back in the right direction.

“We are trying to get better,” Skipper said. “We’ve got to do something this week because it’s the biggest week because it’s the next one. We can still be right where we want to be at the end of the season. We can still make the playoffs, but we’ve just got to correct some things and get going down the right path.”

Being able to control the line of scrimmage is something that Skipper said will be a key factor of Friday night.

Pleasant Home and Red Level are scheduled for a 7 p.m., kickoff on Friday in Pleasant Home.