Instead of being 2-3 overall at the midway point in the season and winless in Region 5-AAA, the Tigers travel to play the North Murray Mountaineers tonight with a winning record at 3-2 and have control of their own destiny.
“When you are 0-2, you not only have to win your games but you have to depend on other teams to win or lose their games as well,” Adairsville coach Jim Kremer said. “With our win over Ringgold, the only team we have to worry about now is ourselves.”
Not lost on Kremer or his players was the fact that Adairsville pulled out a 40-38 win against Ringgold after squandering leads of 28-6 and 37-22.
Thanks to a Dakota Hines 37-yard field goal with 14.4 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Tigers are one of four teams who are 1-1 in the region. The other three teams with the same region record as Adairsville are Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe, Coahulla Creek and the Mountaineers. Ringgold and Sonoraville are 0-2.
“From top to bottom, there are no weak opponents in this region,” said Kremer, whose Tigers have North Murray, Cartersville and Gordon Central remaining on their schedule. Both Cartersville and Gordon Centeral are currently 5-0 overall; 2-0 in the region.
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