Greenville finishes perfect in region with win over Rehobeth
The Greenville Tigers stay perfect in the region with a 35-14 win over the Rehobeth Rebels, but head Greenville head football coach Patrick Plott insists his team still has some work ahead before becoming a playoff-ready team.
“We didn’t play as well as I’d like, but we were still fortunate enough to come away with a victory,” Plott said.
We had too many penalties, and I didn’t feel like we played well on offense or defense.
Despite the continued struggles on the road, Plott said that he is proud of his team’s overall effort throughout the entire season.
“I’m very happy with way we finished in the region, especially for the kids, because it shows that all of their hard owrk has paid off,” Plott added.
Despite next week being the final week of regular season play, Plott said that there would be a continued focus on fundamentals, as they were the key to the Tigers’ many successes–and failures–throughout the season thus far.
Plott has preached blocking, tackling, staying on assignment and more since spring training, but he argues that never have those lessons been more important than now.
“Those things will be very important come playoff time because the team’s we’ll play in the playoffs will have the best fundamentals there are,” Plott said.
The Tigers will face the Sylacauga Aggies in the first round of the playoffs, which is a team that Plott knows relatively little about.
But before he can begin to worry about the playoff picture, the Tigers aim to finish the season strong at home against the Hillcrest Evergreen Jaquars.
“We’re going to concentrate on finishing strong against Hillcrest Evergreen before we talk about the playoffs.”
The Greenville Tigers will face the Hillcrest Evergreen Jaquars for the last regular season game at home Thursday night, beginning at 7 p.m.