After thriller, Generals look forwardPublished 9:34am Thursday, September 13, 2012
Reeltown and Horseshoe Bend’s region opening game last Friday night has been described as the most exciting game in the local area in several years, and although the Generals lost 31-28 in overtime, head coach Jason Franklin is ready for this week and Montgomery Academy.
“I told the guys after the (Reeltown) game that they had 12 hours to sulk and think about the loss and then we were moving on,” said Franklin, whose Generals are 1-1 headed into week two of the season.
“We saw some really good things in that game and the kids have learned from it and gone back to work again this week.”
Montgomery Academy will bring an offense with experience at the quarterback and runningback positions into New Site this coming Friday, something Franklin hopes his squad can stop early.
“They’ve got a good quarterback who can make plays and a runningback that we are going to have to stop from going north and south and spread out,” Franklin said.
“I’m looking for our guys to get physical and cut down on mistakes.”
Franklin went on to praise the work of the HBHS offensive line through the first two weeks, as the guys up-front have opened holes for the local areas leading rusher in Cory Battle.
“Those guys up front take pride in what they do and it is showing,” Franklin said.
“They’ve been tremendous the first two weeks and have given our play makers the room that they need.”
HBHS and Montgomery Academy are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff tomorrow night in New Site.