Demopolis looks to bounce back

Published 8:13 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Demopolis Tigers (8-1, 6-1) are looking to bounce back this week after a lackluster performance against Jackson last week.

The Tigers play host to rival Hillcrest (5-4, 4-3) on Thursday night. The Patriots defeated the Tigers in a lopsided victory last season, 52-13.

Head coach Tom Causey said his team has to come back with an attitude this week.

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“We got manhandled Friday night,” he said. “I know our leadership and character is strong, and I expect us to come back and fight.”

He said Hillcrest is a good team with good running backs, but he believes his team can rebound from last week’s tough loss.

“We practiced Sunday and had a good practice,” he said. “They have a new quarterback this year and good running backs. They have two of the best defensive tackles we’ll see all year. With the short week, we just move everything up a day.”

The Tigers will be a No. 2 seed in the playoffs and will host Sylacauga in the first round.