Alcovy finished up its non-region part of the 2012 football schedule by traveling to neighboring Butts County and Jackson High Friday night, but couldn't hold on a for a win.
Jackson (3-1) rallied from a 10-point Alcovy lead to defeat the Tigers (1-3) 13-10 as their offense sputtered again.
The Tigers have managed more than 20 points just once this season, coming a week ago in a 24-10 win over Eastside, and didn't get an offensive point against the Red Devils.
"We've got to find a way to get better on offense," Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman said. "Defensively we played an outstanding game; Offensive we have to keep working and getting better."
The Tigers got on the board first as Curtis Benton intercepted a pass for a touchdown. Alcovy then added to its lead on Ryson Richardson's 32-yard field goal.
Alcovy had other chances to put points on the board, but were called on key penalties, had a close pass catch/non catch call, and threw an interception. It was the second interception for Alcovy which was tipped and then picked off.
"We played well," Hoffman said. "If the ball bounces are way a little bit we could be sitting 3-1 or 4-0."
Though the Tigers have played four non-region games, all have been against quality opponents as Alcovy prepares for its first season in Region 2-AAAAAA.
"I think there's a good chance you're going to see all four of these non-region teams make the playoffs," Hoffman said. "I kind of scheduled it that way hoping that would help us in region play."
Alcovy returns to Sharp Stadium Friday to host Luella in a region matchup.
"We get back to 0-0 and everybody's going to be at that," Hoffman said. "We have to find a way to win three of the next six and get into the playoffs, and get into the next phase of the season."