Cougars hit the road again
Published 4:13 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2009
By By Chandler Myers
Off to their best start in almost four years, the Escambia Academy Cougars travel to Greensboro this week hoping to secure their third win of the season against their first region opponent, the Southern Academy Cougars.
The EA Cougars (2-1, 0-0) showed their strength in the ground game again last week as they dominated the Autauga Academy Generals 30-6 in their first home game.
Cougars head coach Heath Gibson said this week the Cougars need to be focused on Southern Academy as they make the trip to Greensboro more than two hours away.
This game will be another test on the revenge trail the EA Cougars have laid out as they look to redeem themselves after falling to Southern 62-7 in 2008.
The key to a win for Escambia Academy is playing aggressive, physical football.
Gibson said practices this week are focused around fighting for every inch against Southern.
Offensively, the EA Cougars have been able to gain yardage on the ground at a rapid pace.
That should be no different this week as long as the Cougars are able to get to the outside running lanes.
Gibson said Southern is strongest in the center of its defense, so the edge has to be where the plays are made.
Coming into the game, Escambia Academy looks safe on the injury front with players picking up just scrapes and bruises in their contest against the Generals last week.
The EA Cougars and the Southern Cougars kick off at 7 p.m. Friday in Greensboro at Southern Academy.