Panthers hope to wear down Tigers

Published 3:56 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Both Georgiana School and Calhoun High School are still searching for their first win of the season.

Georgiana head coach David Watts said the deciding factor in which team will score that first win Friday night is really quite simple.

“It comes down to which team is more physical,” he said.

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Watts said like the Panthers, the Tigers have limited numbers on their roster, which can pose a problem at the end of games.

This season, the Tigers are allowing nearly 37 points a game, but Watts said that number is deceiving.

“Calhoun is similar to us in that they don’t have many players,” he said. “They have given up a lot of points as the game wears on. I hope to find out we can wear them down as the game goes on. Conditioning will be very important.”

The Panthers also expect to get a boost from the return of quarterback Devin Bonner, wide receiver and backup quarterback Jacquez Payton and running back Carlo Mitchell, all of whom have missed time this season due to injury.

“We anticipate having them back this week,” Watts said.

Georgiana (0-4) and Calhoun (0-4) will square off Friday in Letohatchee. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.