Searching for a win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Controlling the line of scrimmage is key for Greenville High School's football team this week.

The Tigers (2n1, 1n2) will host Russell County this Friday night in a Class 5A, Region 2 contest at Tiger Stadium before an eager Homecoming crowd.

"They look like a very tough ball club," RCHS Head Coach Oliver Davis said. "Their defensive and offensive lineman are big and strong and can move fast. We're going to have to control their linemen, which is going to be very difficult to do."

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Greenville's Head Coach Alvin Briggs believes if his players will play as a cohesive unit, they have a good chance of breaking their twongame losing streak.

"My plan is for us to play well as a team, not just on offense or defense," Briggs said. "We want to come out and play four quarters of football as a team. We're getting on the downside of our schedule where we have to start getting strong if we want to make a run in the playoffs. We've got to have a complete team now."

The Tigers fell to B.C. Rain last week 48n19 and Russell County lost to Columbus High School out of Georgia 49n14. Briggs said the Warriors' size will be an obstacle for his players to overcome.

"It seems like they're struggling, but they're a big, physical team," Briggs said. "They've also got some big running backs. We've got our work cut out for us."

Offensive and defensive lineman Joseph Ferrell, 6nfootn3, 325 pounds, who is being recruited by the University of Alabama and Auburn University, will be a handful for the Tigers' linemen.

Game time is at 7:30 p.m.