McKenzie must play physical

Published 3:15 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012

While watching film on Geneva County High School, one thing jumped out at McKenzie School head coach Miles Brown.

The Bulldogs can score points.

In their two wins this season, the Bulldogs have scored a total of 109 points. Through the first three games of the season, Geneva County is averaging 40.3 points per game.

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“They have a very explosive offense,” Brown said. “They have great athletes and a great offensive line.”

Last week, Geneva County scored 62 points in a win against Georgiana School, a week after McKenzie notched a 54-28 victory against the Panthers. Brown has analyzed the film from both games, and said he was able to learn how the Bulldogs like to line up in certain situations.

But knowing how the Bulldogs will line up, and stopping them are two separate issues, according to the McKenzie coach. Brown said the key to the Tigers slowing down the Bulldogs’ high-octane offense starts at the line of scrimmage.

“We have to be physical at the point of attack,” he said.

McKenzie (2-1, 2-0 Class 1A, Region 2) and Geneva County (2-1, 2-0 Class 1A, Region 2) will face off at 7 p.m. Friday in McKenzie.