“We had a good week of practice,” Fossett said. “The guys seem to be upbeat. We put last week behind us and we have learned from the mistakes that we have made. We know the problem; we are continuing to work on the problem. We will be really tough if we could eliminate turnovers.”
Fossett believes his team can compete with anybody in the state if they can eliminate turnovers.
“When we are firing on all cylinders I think we are pretty good,” Fossett said. “We do a lot of the right things, the kids in the right places and we show up to play we can make things happen.”
Tonight’s game has playoff implications for both teams. Childersburg has a 4-2 overall record and a 2-2 region play, which puts them in fourth place behind Central of Clay County and Dadeville who are both undefeated in region play and Handley, who is 3-1 in the region.
The Panthers of Elmore County are 3-3 on the season and 1-3 in the region. A win tonight will keep their playoff hopes alive.
“We are fighting for the three and four spot,” he said. “It is a big game going down there. They are coming off a heart breaking loss to Handley. They lost by one point, 43-42. I am not real sure how they are going to respond. We got to take care of us and make sure we show up to play. All week we have discussed playing four quarters of football and not just showing up in the second half. Our goal is to put a complete game together.”
The last few weeks, the Tigers have had to abandon their running game, due to falling behind. Fossett believes that his team has to do a better job upfront on both sides of the ball.
“We definitely worked on the running game and we have worked on upfront on both sides of the ball, Fossett said. “We have worked all week; we have to be more physical kind of like we were in the first part of the year.”
Fossett said that his team is going to have to play a complete game if they are going to leave Eclectic with their fifth win of the season.
We have to play four quarters of football, we have to play the entire game,” Fossett said.