Tornados to take road trip
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 17, 2001
When Greenville Academy travels this weekend to Jackson, Head Coach Charles Oswald will be expecting to see a hard playing opponent on the field.
"Although they have a new coach, and have yet to win a game, from what I have seen on films, they are playing tough football," Oswald said of the Jackson Academy Eagles.
Jackson, the last of the region games for Greenville Academy, follows a tough match with Lowndes Academy last Friday, with a win by four points for the Tornados.
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"The Jackson offense runs a lot of power-eyes and slot-eyes," Oswald said. "In talking with their coach, he has indicated they will be adding a wing-tee. In addition to working more on corners, we will also be working on inside traps to defend against the wing-tee."
Oswald said the films show Jackson running a basic defense.
"They've been running a five-three defense, but they will be mixing it with the four-four also," he said.
The Tornados will go into the game with one injury this week.
"Thomas Strickland was hurt after the Marengo game, and did not play last week against Lowndes," Oswald said. "It seems that he has an injury to his knee that may require him to miss the last two games. The rest of the team is healthy n we aim to keep it that way."
Oswald said he is confident of his team's progress.
"I am confident that we'll continue to play better n last week's game was a good win for us n we came from behind to win, with a gain of 400 yards," he said. "Adam Moore threw four passes for 180 yards."
The Tornados will kickoff in Jackson on Friday night at 7:30.