Greenville readies for Saints

Published 7:48 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2009

After a convincing win over Monroe County last week, the Greenville Tigers are looking to pick up their third consecutive region win this Friday against Selma.

Head coach Ben Blackmon said he expects to see a very athletic Saints team when they take the field.

“They’ve got a defensive end who has committed to LSU and a very good running back, but those two aren’t the only athletes they have,” Blackmon said. “They’re a very fast and aggressive team.”

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A win by Greenville would move them to 4-0 overall, but more importantly, 3-0 in the region.

“Since it’s a region game, it’s a big one,” he said. “We’ve got play physical football and eliminate some mistakes.”

Monday’s rain forced the Tigers inside, but even then, they managed to get in some work in all areas of the game.

“We’re going to keep working on things like the kicking game,” Blackmon said.

Rain isn’t the only thing the Tigers have been dealing with — injuries have also played a part of the season with the loss of Fernandez Grey, but fortunately no new injuries cropped up during last Friday night’s match.

Blackmon said that the beginning of the game will be crucial against the Saints and the Tigers need to start well.

“We’ve got to start fast and finish fast against them,” he said.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Selma.