Adairsville, Ringgold battle to stay alive in playoff hunt
by Andrew B. Adler
Sep 28, 2012 | 910 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It will be a battle of teams looking to stay alive in the hunt for a playoff spot in Region 5-AAA when the Ringgold Tigers and the Adairsville Tigers kickoff tonight.

Neither coach is ready to push the panic button yet on a season that enters the midway point this weekend.

But neither Adairsville coach Jim Kremer nor Ringgold coach Coby Holtcamp is looking forward to entering week six having suffered two straight region losses.

Last week, Ringgold (2-2, 0-1) suffered a 27-26 heartbreaking loss to Gordon Central, while Adairsville (2-2, 0-1) could not hold the lead and lost to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, 24-17.

The Ringgold coach summed up the importance of tonight’s game by stating, “We have already dug ourselves a hole. We don’t want to dig it any deeper.”

The same goes for Kremer and his Tigers.

“We’re still very much in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs,” he said. “But in order to win and stay in the playoff hunt we need to start playing responsible football.”

He defined “responsible football” as making sure his players carry out their assignments and do not take it upon themselves to try and make the big play.

Especially, on defense.

“We are letting receivers get behind us,” Kremer said. “We are losing containment on our rushes. Sometimes it seems we have players who want to play their own game.”

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