Panthers get back to basics

Published 4:11 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Georgiana School is getting back to the basics.

Second-year head coach David Watts said the Panthers, who are still searching for their first win of the 2012 season, have stressed tackling and ball security in the days leading up to Friday’s game with Pleasant Home High School.

“The thing that we must do is tackle,” Watts said. “We have struggled on defense all season. We have really spent a tremendous amount of time working on the basics on defense in the last few weeks. I hope that we begin to see the work pay off on Friday. Offensively we must protect the ball and execute the plan.”

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Watts knows his team faces a tremendous challenge in Pleasant Home.

The Eagles are 3-2 this season, but own a perfect 3-0 region mark, including a 44-32 win on the road over Red Level High School.

“They have some tough games coming up, but they have proven that they belong in the conversation for the top couple of spots in the region,” Watts said. “They have a very good football team that maximizes its strengths. They are very big and strong. They line up and run right at you and are patient with the play calling.”

Georgiana (0-5) and Pleasant Home will square off at 7 p.m. at Harmon Field in Georgiana