Tigers host 5-0 Choctaws

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 4, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Bibb County High School is on the cusp. They are on the cusp of breaking into the Top 10 for 5A football in the state &8212; currently 5-0 and sitting at No. 11.

Demopolis High School has been past the cusp this season, crawling as high as No. 10 before falling to then No. 6 now No. 3 McAdory High School in Week 3. The Tigers have since recorded three consecutive wins and are two spots behind the Choctaws on the fringe, sitting at No. 13.

But rankings aside, both teams need a win tonight at Memorial Stadium. Alabama High School Athletic Association teams are entering the second stretch of regional games and there are four more games to decide who is done for the season, who continues, who gets home-field advantage and who starts the post season on the road.

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Causey said his defense will have its hands full limiting the Choctaw offense, with the dangerous playmakers they have at almost every skill position. Causey said Bibb County has two talented senior receivers with different styles, one is tall and long for going up for the ball and the other is short and fast for breakaway yards after the catch.

Causey said the team also sports a junior tailback, who scored seven last week, and a 200-pound senior fullback to fill out the running game. To top off the experienced offense, he said the team has a senior quarterback, who is lining up behind five senior offensive linemen.

Causey said the play of the Tiger offense is also going to have to contribute for the duration if his group wants to walk off the field on top.

Causey said mistake-free play is crucial. He said the offense needs to come out and get first downs to eat the clock and put points on the board early.

If the Tigers win they could once again see the Top 10 and make a claim at the second spot in their region. The Choctaws are in a better position to break into the 10, and a win for them means they remain undefeated and have a chance at owning the region.