Fort Dale to face Bessemer Academy

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2001

The Fort Dale Academy Eagles will face the Bessemer Academy Rebels this Friday night after their 35-34 win over Mobile Christian Academy this past Friday night. Coach &uot;Speed&uot; Sampley said Bessemer is a &uot;multi-offensive team.&uot;

&uot;They run a lot of sets,&uot; Sampley said. &uot;We'll have to spend a lot of time getting ready just to get lined up correctly.&uot;

Sampley also said the Eagles will be up against a strong defense as well. &uot;Offensively, from our standpoint, they run two different defenses, and we'll have to be able to block both of them because you don't know from one play to another what they're going to run,&uot; Sampley said.

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Sampley said the biggest thing the Eagles will have to overcome is last Friday night's win. &uot;It was really exciting and the kids have to get over that because that's not going to help you any now that you're playing Bessemer,&uot; Sampley said.

Fort Dale has a few injured players going into this Friday night's game.

These injuries include tackle Garrett Luckie, broken foot and tight end/defensive end Jeremy Trull, neck injury. &uot;We've got some folks banged up,&uot; Sampley said.

This Friday's game against the Rebels will be in Bessemer.&uot;It'll be interesting,&uot; Sampley said. &uot;We're going to have to prepare well and we're going to have to play well.&uot;