Marengo adjusts for multifaceted Escambia offense

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 20, 2007

LINDEN &8212; After facing some of the best competition in the state in the Alabama Independent School Association in the form of a 42-0 loss to Southern Academy last Friday, Marengo Academy is looking to bounce back with a win against a struggling Escambia Academy team.

Along with the drop to No. 1 Southern, the Longhorns fell in their first game 15-14 to Pickens Academy before bouncing back in Week 2 at Sparta Academy. Escambia on the other hand fell in their first three games, including a 49-0 loss to Southern Academy.

Thought the Longhorns&8217; loss last week took some wind out of the sails of players, coach Jesse Little said his group appears ready to get back on the horse and is working hard for a win.

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Little, playing down his opponent&8217;s losses thus far, said Escambia comes in with an offense that can work on defenses both in the air and on the ground, making them tough to adjust for on defense. He said his group is working with its scout team to do what they can though to prepare for the game.

Little said he and his coaches are trying to prepare his group for either of the two formations an what Escambia runs out of them. He said the biggest limitation to doing so is the difference between what his team is practicing with and what they will actually see.

Nevertheless, Little said his team will have an idea of what to expect from Escambia coming into the game. He said hopefully that will correlate to the Longhorns not being surprised at the line.