Titans looking to improve on home turf

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Though the Titans of West Alabama Prep School&8217;s only win of the season was on the road, they set their sites on their home game Friday with the Central Christian Warriors, who&8217;s coming off a 42-35 win over Evangel.

Titan head coach Pierre Goode continue feel his team is improving as they learn the system of how he wants them to play. They continue to get solid play from their key positions. They only lack the manpower to withstand a full 48 minutes of football, mainly on the defensive side of the ball.

WAP knew it was going to be tough down in Toxey last Friday. They didn&8217;t know how tough. The South Choctaw Academy Rebels swamped WAP 73-39. It was the Titans third straight loss.

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West Alabama led 14-8 after one quarter of play. Quarterback Terrance Irby, who threw five touchdown passes for the night, connected with Irvin Griffin on an nine yards toss with 14 seconds left in the first quarter to tie the game at eight. The Titans scored again on the ensuing kickoff recovering a Rebel fumble and returning it 49 yards for the score.

It was the second quarter when the onside kick onslaught started. SCA recovered three of them in the quarter, which put them on top 42-20 at half time. &8220;We froze,&8221; added Goode. &8220;We practiced for onside kicks, but forgot what we were suppose to do.&8221; The Titans were able to add six points in the quarter on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Irby to Jay Thomason.

The scoreboard lit up in the third quarter as each team reached the end zone three times. Irby threw three touchdown passes in the quarter. One was thrown to Kris Kimbrough. The other touchdown catches in the quarter was made by Thomason, his second in the game for 60 yards; and to Griffin also his second for 11 yards. South Choctaw meanwhile built a 69-39 advantage.

They would score one more time in the fourth quarter, running up the score to 73-39. The Rebels remain unbeaten in the region with a 5-0 record.

The Titans (1-5) return to action in the friendly confines of home. They will seek their first home win of the season playing host to the Central Christian (4-2, 3-2).