Tigers prepare for trip

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 5, 2001

In the wake of a one-touchdown loss to the Smiths Station Panthers last Friday, Greenville High School's mighty Tigers are preparing for a long road trip, and another challenge.

The Tigers will travel to Mobile this week to face the B.C. Rain Red Raiders, and according to Tigers head Coach Alvin Briggs, it will be another tough game for the Tigers.

"They (B.C. Rain) are a good team, and their athletes will be tough on both sides of the game, offense and defense," Briggs said. "Looking at them on the films, I see that they throw the ball really well n and that will be a challenge."

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Briggs said he and his staff are this tuning in on mistakes made.

"We have to concentrate on correcting our mistakes n we are a couple of mistakes away from winning the ballgame," he said.

Regarding the game against Smiths Station last week, Briggs praised his team.

"The kids played very hard, and did what we asked them to do n we had a chance to win, and I guess we just ran out of gas there toward the end."

Briggs said although the weather caused some problems, including a 45-minute rain-delay during the game, his team is in good shape.

"We don't have any injuries that we know of right now," he said. "We are just getting buckled down for another tough ballgame."

Briggs said the tough schedule set for the Tigers, right from the start of the season, is no excuse for poor performance.

"It's just like Coach Bryant once said, the only thing you can worry about is yourself."

The Tigers will be on the road early for the 140-mile trip to Mobile, and kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.