Last week TC Central let a game slip away from them against Loachapoka.
“These guys have put that one behind them already,” Burney said. “They are looking forward to playing Childersburg and the playoffs. We are not going to overlook Childersburg.”
Offensively, the Fighting Tigers did not get the job done in the red zone. TC Central (6-3,5-2) came up empty in two of their four red zone opportunities against Loachapoka.
“We have to execute in the red zone,” Burney said. “Between the 20’s we can run up and down the field. We have to execute in the red zone and get six points.”
The Childersburg Tigers enter Thursday’s game looking to end the season on a positive note. The Tigers have lost their last six ball games, including a 27-0 loss last week to Saks.
“Childersburg is everything that I remembered from the time of being the defensive coordinator at Central Coosa,” Burney said. ”They are big, fast, fundamentally sound, and well coached on defense. They probably have one of the best running back tandems that we have seen all year.”
After getting off to a rough start against Loachapoka, the Fighting Tigers’ defense settled in and shut out the Indians for the final three quarters of the game.
“Our defense held Loachapoka scoreless for the last three quarters of the game,” Burney said. “We are getting better at the right time of the year. Looking over the tape we had some blown coverages, but that is something that is correctable.”
Burney believes that his team will have to correct the mistakes they made last week if they are going to close the regular season with a win.
“We cannot turn the ball over,” Burney said. “We have to be sound in the kicking game and we have to execute in the red zone.”
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. from John Cox Stadium.