Panthers looking to build momentum

Published 4:45 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Homecoming will come and go with little response from Georgiana School head coach Ezell Powell.

For him, Friday night is just another opportunity to build momentum, this time against Red Level High School.

And though momentum has been a difficult concept to see in action for the Panthers for the past few years, Powell may have found his recipe for success heading into the tail end of the season.

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“We’re just trying to continue to get better, work on us and understand the things that we’ve done in the past that didn’t work for us and correct them to put ourselves in a better position to be more successful in the second part of the season,” Powell said.

Ensuring that linemen understand their assignments on offense and defense is chief among all of those responsibilities, as is developing the ability to make tackles in the open field and making sure that all defensive players get to the football on each snap.

And amid the several distractions that often accompany homecoming celebrations, it has never been easier for that prized momentum to come to a grinding halt.

Red Level enters Friday night’s game without a win on the season, but it’s precisely that fact that worries Powell the most.

“On paper, they may not have won a game, but it can be those types of teams that can give you the hardest challenge, simply because there’s so much going on and they’ve got nothing to lose,” Powell said.

“We’ve talked about trying to make sure that we understand what we’re doing and what we’re trying to accomplish, and taking care of business on Friday night is part of our objective.”

The Panthers and the Tigers will square off in Georgiana Friday at 7 p.m.