Last week, the Tigers cruised past Woodland 39-7 to improve to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in league play. Now, they visit the Wildcats, who are eager to bounce back from a blowout loss and make things very complicated atop the standings of the sub-region.
“I know that we will be coming for vengeance after last Friday’s loss,” Locust Grove senior running back Emilio Conde said.
With their four-game winning streak on the line, the Wildcats fell short 41-14 to Eagle’s Landing (7-2, 3-1) last week.
“We probably played the best that we have played in the first quarter and most of the half then we just shut down as a whole,” said Conde, who rushed for a touchdown. “No one really to blame. The team just lost it.”
Bradley Dewberry threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for another, and Corey Holloway ran for three TDs and 101 yards on 12 carries for the Golden Eagles, who are on a bye this week.
“They have a lot of offensive threats for sure,” Conde said.
Stockbridge’s offense will pose similar issues for Locust Grove but the Tigers’ defense will be an even greater challenge to move the ball against.
“They have a tough defensive line and Kendarius Webster is good in the secondary,” Conde said. “We were told they don’t have as many offensive threats as Eagle’s Landing but it’s not like they’re not good. They are still an extremely good team. We are just going to have to step up as a whole on defense.”
Last season, the Tigers defeated the Wildcats 35-0 and improved to 3-0 in the all-time series.
In Class AAAAA, Union Grove (5-3, 3-1) aims to bounce back at home against Drew on Friday. Last week, the Wolverines fell short 24-17 to Mundy’s Mill. Jonathan Slade threw a touchdown pass and Josh Peters returned an interception for a score but Union Grove couldn’t overcome five turnovers.
In Class AAAAAA, Luella closes its regular season at home against Newton.