Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 14, 2004
Greenville's Mighty Mites and Termites remain unbeaten, gear up for Georgiana
Sometimes, the biggest football games of the season don't involve state championships and rings.
They involve kids playing pure football for the fun of playing.
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Saturday night, Greenville's YMCA squads will travel down to Georgiana to take on their youth football squads.
The marquee match-up will be when the Termites
take the field.
"It's all going to come down to coaching," said Milton Crittendon coach of the Greenville Termites.
"It's going to be one of the best games to watch this year."
"We've got a long week this week. We are going to practice hard, coach hard and it's going to be a shootout."
Both squads are coming into the game with victories and 3-0 records.
The Tigers posted a 36-6 victory over McKenzie Saturday night, while Georgiana knocked off the Red Level Termites.
"We scored all that we could score," said Crittendon.
"The team played well and they played as a team. Our coaches did a good job Saturday night. Our defense did a good job."
Fernandez Grey, Ozell Carter, Brendan Smith and DeVonte Riley all contributed touchdowns in the Tiger's victory.
There was a threat that Georgiana's Mighty Mites were going to be unbeaten entering the game, but they lost to Red Level.
Greenville and Red Level have the only unbeaten Mighty Mite squads in the region.
The Tiger's Mighty Mite squad posted a win against McKenzie, 28-12.
The first two Greenville squads continued their winning ways while the third, the Pee-Wees, are still trying to get out of their current funk.
The Pee-Wee squad fell to McKenzie 28-0.
Saturday's game is set for a 5 p.m. kick for the Mighty Mites with the Termites and Pee-Wee squads to follow.
After this weekend, the Tigers have two games left before the Playoffs.
They will play Atmore in an exhibition game that doesn't count toward league standings.
Then they will end their regular season with a game against Red Level.
The Playoffs are slated to start Nov. 6 with the first round being played that weekend.
The second round and Super Bowl will be played the following weekend. If anyone has any questions about kickoff times or league standings, they can call the Greenville YMCA at 382-0550.