Giving it everything

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 30, 2008

DEMOPOLIS &8212; The first fruits of June&8217;s team workouts were revealed Thursday when the Tigers traveled to Jackson to play Southern Choctaw, Satsuma, Robertsdale and Jackson in a 7-on-7 competition.

According to Causey, one of the team&8217;s most impressive accomplishments was its response to what he considered questionable calls during the Jackson game.

The team&8217;s composure was just one of the intangibles that prompted the second-year head coach to come away from the event with positive feelings about his team.

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Causey also reported being impressed with the performance of his defensive unit, which has received minimal work during practice due to the program&8217;s lack of a defensive coordinator.

According to the coach, the defensive effort included standout performances from linebacker Greg Irvin and strong safety Anthony Hardy as well as impressive showings by two of the team&8217;s cornerbacks.

The sound play of the defense complemented an improving offensive group that showed an ability to put points on the board while still displaying the inconsistencies Causey and his staff expected.

Boone also received aid from a receiving corps that featured sizable contributions from veterans Brian Taylor, Alan Brooker and Larry Cobb. The signal-caller was also able to rely consistently on backs Shelby Speegle, Anthony Hardy and Demarcus James.

The team&8217;s next 7-on-7 competition is scheduled for July 9-10 in Prattville.