Eagles, Tigers scrap for post season

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2007

NEWBERN &8212; With this week and next &8212; the two remaining region games on the Alabama High School Athletic Association&8217;s football schedule &8212; teams locked into the playoffs are vying for position, hoping to clutch crucial hosting seeding, while teams on the fence are fighting tooth and nail to make it to the oh-so-important post season.

Tonight, one 1A Region 4 fence sitter can make the jump to post-season appearance security or a lock can better their position. The question is: will it be A.L. Johnson High School walking of the field after their game against Sunshine High School wiping their brow in relief, or will the Tigers clinch a higher spot in the region?

So the playoff burden is on the Eagles, and Jones said the group has been working diligently this week to put themselves in the best spot to win the important game, lest they be up against a wall next week at home against Linden High School.

Jones said the group will bring more slants defensively to disrupt the Veer offense, which is a multi-look offense that lends itself to the option.

For his part, Jenkins is looking to stop the run, which he said is the cornerstone of the Eagle offense.

Getting prepared, Jones said he hasn&8217;t had to motivate his group too much this week, as the game has become an emotional spot on the schedule.