Tigers staying grounded while awaiting Dragons
by Andrew B. Adler
Sep 14, 2012 | 943 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In factoring all the statistical information that goes into determining which team is favored to win, subtract all the zeros when trying to predict tonight’s winner of Adairsville at Pepperell.

Forget that the Tigers (1-1) are coming off a 55-0 defeat of Armuchee. Also keep in mind that Adairsville head coach Jim Kremer sees Pepperell as the best 0-2 team in the state.

“We are a team that is coming off a big win, in which we gave out a lot of pats on the back, and then immediately reminded our players that we have to get ready for a very good Pepperell football team,” coach Kremer said. “We are also a team that continues to grow with each game we play. This is a team that lost a tough one against Cass but did not lose its confidence. After our win against Armuchee, we remained grounded and focused.”

But unlike the Tigers’ opening two games of the season, this will be their first big test away from home.

Pepperell, in seeking its first win of the season following losses to Northwest Whitfield and Cedartown, will look to ride a wave of emotions as a dedication ceremony is planned for former Dragon head coach Lynn Hunnicutt. Hunnicutt, who played three seasons for the Georgia Bulldogs in the early ’70s, is a 1969 graduate of Pepperell, where he played both tight end and defensive end. He returned to his high school alma mater when he was named the school’s head football coach in 1983.

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