Eagles prepare for tough offense

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 9, 2007

THOMASTON &8212; The Eagles of A.L. Johnson High School have worked hard this week as they stare down of the prospect of heading south to Florala for the first round of the state playoffs.

The Eagles, who have lost three region games this season in arguably the toughest region in the state, are facing a two loss Florala, whose losses came to the No. 1 seed in their region and playoff bound 2A Wicksburg.

Jones said the group is pass heavy in their offense, running out of a spread formation. He said this week&8217;s work should go a long way toward breaking up some of the Wildcats&8217; production on offense &8212; production that is pretty impressive this season.

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The points given up by Florala is a far cry from that of the Eagles. With the exception of their first game, the Wildcats have given up at least 19 points a game this season and in their last game they won against over Dale County 65-57. In the games they have won, A.L. Johnson has allowed 14 or less points to opponents.

But Jones doesn&8217;t think the game will be a cakewalk either. He is quick to note the game is on the road and he has a young team &8212; dressing only five players above the 10th grade &8212; that is growing in skill right now.