The Tigers, who are 4-2 overall with a 2-1 record in Region 5-AAA, are at the point in their season where every region contest has a direct bearing on their playoff hopes.
They also know the Phoenix would like nothing better than to fly out of Tiger Valley with a victory over the Bartow County neighbor that scheduled it for homecoming.
The Tigers should be in anything but an entertaining mood, too, as they are coming off a bye week in which coach Jim Kremer and his staff have tried vigorously to prepare them for Sonoraville and successive teams that rely on the spread offense to light up the scoreboard. After two weeks of hitting one another, the Tigers might be glad to resume hitting folks they are a lot less familiar with.
Kremer noted Sonoraville is the first of several opponents who use the spread offense.
“We’ll see the spread the next three weeks so we’ve been working on it pretty good on our off-week,” he said. “This allows us to kind of have a smooth transition to several teams we’ll be facing.”
One noteworthy thing about Sonoraville’s spread is the dimensions of the quarterback who’s running it. The Phoenix are quarterbacked by Tyler Harris, a senior who’s 6-foot-6 and weighs 250 pounds.
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