“It is the third week in a row that we have played a team that we have been tied with,” B.B.Comer head coach Anthony Jacks said. “When we played Leeds we were tied for first. When we played Trinity last week, we were tied for second with them. Now, we play Midfield and we are tied with them at 3-2 in the region. It is an elimination game as far as your seeding. We have two region games left; if we can win this one we have a shot a getting the No.3 seed. If not we will have to play for No.4, This is an important game for us because being a three seed is a lot different than being a four seed.”
For the first time this season, the Tigers are on the road for back-to-back games. Jacks said his team is going to have clean up some things from last week if they are going to defeat Midfield.
“We have been on the road two weeks in a row, so that is a little bit different for us,” Jacks said. “Usually, after a road game we get to come back home. They are a tough opponent. We have to go out and play the best that we can. We didn’t do that last week, we helped them out to much and you cant do that when you play good teams.”
Moving the football was problem for the Tigers (4-3,3-2) in their 48-14 loss last week against Trinity. Comer only gained 97 yards while Trinity rolled on for 410 yards of offense.
“Missed assignments is what it really was,” Jacks said. “We knew they were good offensively. Our game plan was to go out there and control the clock. It took us five possessions before we were able to get a first down. It really wasn’t anything that they were doing. We would run three plays and out of those three someone would mess up. We couldn’t get it together. Once we were able to settle down we were able to move the football, but by the time you go three and out five times in a row you have given them five chances. They were really good offensively, so we knew we were in trouble if we couldn’t keep them off the field.”
The Patriots of Midfield enter tonight’s game looking to clinch a playoff berth. Midfield has won their last three games including 56-6 thrashing of Thorsby.
“They are a spread team,” Jacks said. “They throw the ball a good bit. They have the best collection of athletes that we have seen. They are real fast. Their quarterback signed with UAB as an athlete. They have three or four other guys that can really go if they are in the open field. We are going to have to try to keep in front of them. They are big up front, probably the biggest front that we have seen. It is going to be a challenge for us. If we play our game we can move the ball on anybody. We are just going to have to come out and do it. We can’t wait a quarter and a half before we start executing.”
Jacks believes their best defense is going to have to be their offense on Friday.
“We are going to have to get some first downs on offense and try to shorten the game,” Jacks said. “They have big play potential and we just have to try to limit those big plays. If we control the ball and limit the big plays we will have a shot to win.”