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Squadron readies for battle with Isabella

By: Elizabeth Ruckel

Pictured is sophomore quarterback Daniel Phillips (Photo by Beth Hyatt).

Pictured is sophomore quarterback Daniel Phillips (Photo by Beth Hyatt).

Going into the game Friday night against Maplesville High School, the back-to-back 1A state champs, Highland Home knew it’d be a tough game. A few minutes into the first quarter, Maplesville scored, putting a damper on the Flyboys.

¨Daniel Phillips did a great job throwing the football Friday night. That was a positive side,” said HHS Head Coach, Gregg Baker.

¨Our offensive line didn’t play as good as I know they can and we did not block up front. We have a lot of improving to do, but we will go out Friday night against Isabella High School and look to improve. ¨

With a positive mindset, Highland Home coaches and players are looking to improve and are focusing on next week’s game.

¨We didn’t play to our capability Friday night, but this is in the past and we need to focus on Isabella,” said senior wide receiver/linebacker Clay Hobbs.

Sophomore wide receiver/linebacker Treyton McGough caught a pass from fellow sophomore and quarterback Daniel Phillips in the second half, creating an exciting atmosphere on the home side.

¨We didn’t go all out Friday against Maplesville, but we are going to take all of our anger out against Isabella this Friday night, and come out with a big victory. I have no doubt in my mind,” Phillips said.

The Flying Squadron are ready to redeem themselves and get back on a winning track this week. They are already working hard at practice.

Highland Home will travel to Isabella High School this Friday night for their third region game of the season.  The Flyboys are currently 1-1 in 1A Region 3 play.

Coach Baker addresses region play, saying, “It’s a region game, which is very important. Isabella is undefeated. We want to be one or two in the region to host a playoff game. We’re going to have to play much better than last week. Their plays are very similar to Maplesville, so we have an idea of what to expect.”