Tigers head to Monroe County with new plan

Published 6:10 pm Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Following an 0-2 start, the Greenville Tigers are going back to the drawing board before this week’s game against Monroe County.

“The main thing is that we’ve got to get better,” said head coach Ben Blackmon. “We’re still making too many mistakes, and we’re going to try a few personnel changes.”

He added that the personnel changes are nothing too drastic just yet, and it’s a work in progress.

Email newsletter signup

Some players may also end up playing on both sides of the ball.

“We’re going to try to find 11 players that want to play,” Blackmon said. “We’re going to find that, whether it takes 22 players or 11.”

The coaches are also doing their part for the week.

With the personnel changes, the game plan will be simplified.

Part of Greenville’s problem against Carver was the sheer size of the Wolverines’ offensive line – the smallest member came in at 6-0, 250 pounds.

“We might have been a little overmatched, but that doesn’t count for dropped balls, interceptions and all the other mistakes we made,” Blackmon said. “We’re having mistakes at every position.”

This week, the Tigers will take on Monroe County, who has suffered losses to W.S. Neal and Selma this season.

The Monroe Tigers are a senior-led team, with 17 on the squad.

“They’ve got a good quarterback and running back,” Blackmon said. “The quarterback is also a good defensive back on the other side of the ball.”

However, Greenville will be mostly focusing on themselves in the week leading up to game day.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday night in Monroeville.