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Posted: October 25, 2012 9:34 p.m.

Tigers take on Red Devils

The Alcovy football team has been looking to get its offense on track all season, and with just four games left the Tigers scored their highest point total of the year netting 30 against Morrow last Friday. Now with the regular season reaching its closing point, Alcovy is finding an offensive rhythm.

With just three games left, including today's matchup at Druid Hills, the Tigers (3-4, 1-2) are doing everything they can to get their offense going. That also means that Alcovy will go with whichever quarterback is getting the offense going at the needed time.

Against Morrow, Alcovy used Marcus Williams, Cornell White and Clayton Anderson under center to good affect, and will do so again today at Druid Hills.

"You'll see a little bit of that too," Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman said. "We'll try to find out who has the hot hand and figure out where we need a guy the most."

All of the quarterbacks are good athletes and can play other positions, such as White who started the year at running back with Williams at quarterback.

Hoffman and the Tigers have been busy looking at Druid Hills' defensive alignments to find out which player would be better suited at different positions at different times of the game.

"You have to go in with kind of a game plan before you go in," Hoffman said. "Say, if they're going to give us, this we have to play so-and-so. A lot of it has to do with whoever can do whatever defensive and offensively."

Different attributes are Williams' strong arm, White's athleticism and quickness and Anderson's ability to pick up things pre-snap.

"They all three understand the offense and all three have good command in the huddle," Hoffman said.

Williams, White, Anderson and the rest of the Tigers will be going up against a Druid Hills team, which is giving up 29.1 points per game. The Red Devils have lost four straight and have allowed more than 40 points in three of those matchups, including a 49-7 loss to Luella. Alcovy defeated Luella 24-21 on Sept. 28.

"If you go back and look (at Druid Hills' previous games) they played Newton in a real good ball game (19-3 loss) where they had two touchdowns called back," Hoffman said. "If they don't get called back, they're in the ball game for sure."

If Alcovy can keep Druid Hills from making today's ball game close the Tigers season will extend past Nov. 9. Even though just two games remain in Alcovy's regular season, if it pulls off a win today it will earn a playoff berth as one of the top four seeds in Region 2-AAAAAA.

"We've talked about it for a little bit; we talked more about getting ready to play the next game," Hoffman said. "We're going to approach it by getting in and then we'll try to work ourselves up the ladder so that if we get in we'll see how high we can get up in the region if we win this one."

 

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