Butler games – Coaches talk wins, losses, play-offs
Published 1:53 pm Monday, October 23, 2023
The Greenville Tigers fell to the Carroll Eagles in a close game 35-33 Friday. The Georgiana Panthers triumphed over the Red Level Tigers 56-7, and the Fort Dale Eagles took a loss to Lee Scott 42-10.
The coaches took a moment to speak on the game outcomes, what the team’s focuses are moving forward and where the teams are in relation to the playoffs.
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Greenville head coach Garrick Pimienta said this week he wanted the team to show poise in critical situations, and added that for the most part that is what the players did.
“We just made mistakes at the wrong times,” Pimienta said. “I had four starters out on defense and that put four of our players having to go both ways. There’s a lot of things we could look at and wish we had back but I think we are moving in the right direction, and remaining focused on improvement. I’m proud of the sacrifice and toughness that we displayed.”
Quarterback No. 7 BJ Dickerson passed to No. 13 Kee Combs for two touchdowns, and to No. 4 Eric Scott for a touchdown. Wide receiver No. 1 Bobby Bedgood Jr. returned a kickoff for an enthralling 96 year touchdown.
Greenville will play their last home game of the season at Tiger Stadium against Demopolis Oct. 27.
Georgiana defeated Red Level 56-7 and have Oct. 27 off.
Panther head coach Berry Bess said during the team’s bye week they will focus on making sure the players are rested and healthy for the team’s final game against Pleasant Home on Nov. 3, before hosting the first round of playoffs.
“We will focus on a few situational awareness sets that we as a staff feel like we need to work on before the postseason,” Bess said. “With the win Friday night, we secured the second seed in our region so we will host the first round of the playoffs in Georgiana. That was one of our goals coming into the season, to be able to put ourselves in a situation where we could host a playoff game. It will be great for our team, school and community.”
Quarterback No. 10 Jacobie Morgan ran a 21-yard touchdown into the end zone, made a 32-yard touchdown pass to No. 7 Quan Scott, completed a 47-yard touchdown pass to No. 12 Kaveon Miles, completed a two-point conversion pass to No. 5 Demetrius Watson and ran in a 62-yard touchdown.
Running back No. 2 Cam Miles made a 40-yard touchdown run and recovered a fumble after kickoff in the first quarter. Running back No. 3 Jacquese Abner completed two touchdown runs, and No. 4 Kamari Miles ran in a 33-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion to end the game.
Fort Dale Eagles
Fort Dale head coach Eric Folmar said the game against Lee Scott obviously did not go the way he would have liked, and added the team will be preparing for the tough match against Escambia in the team’s last home game of the season on Oct. 27.
“We knew going in it would take our best effort to beat Lee-Scott and we didn’t execute well enough,” Folmar said. “I’m proud of the way our guys competed but we made too many mistakes. I’ve got to do a better job of preparing the players to be able to do the things they need to do to be successful.”
Fort Dale got on the board with a 16-yard pass from quarterback No. 6 Ethan Alford to wide receiver No. 1 Alan Alvarez, and Alvarez kicked a 32-yard field goal.
The Eagles are the No. 3 seed for the playoffs and the team will play Monroe on home field in the first round. According to Folmar, the Eagles will be putting in the work needed to be ready.
“We’ve got a tough Escambia team up next so there’s no time to feel sorry for ourselves,” Folmar said. “We’ve got to clean some things up before the playoffs start.”