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Cats put LeFlore behind, host Chilton

Published 3:28pm Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Last Friday night’s first round game with LeFlore in the Class 5A playoffs was probably the sloppiest the Benjamin Russell Wildcats have played all season.
Benjamin Russell gave up over 350 total yards to the No. 4 seed Rattlers on the way to allowing 18 points to a tested LeFlore team that seemingly played with their backs against the wall all night long.
The Wildcats allowed 18 points to an athletic LeFlore team that was averaging 18.5 points per game this season, and was in the playoffs for the first time since the 1990 season.
But, good teams can find a way to win games in the playoffs in order to keep their season alive and the Wildcats (10-1) managed to do that and advance to host Chilton County Friday night at the Sportplex.
The Tigers’ (10-1) only loss this season came to Region opponent Homewood 17-14 in the third week of the season and escaped a 3 OT game with a win over Saraland at home last week 33-27 in the first round.
Chilton County has a stout defense that helped lead the Tigers to the No. 2 seed out of Region 4 that has only allowed 10.7 points per game this season.
Tickets for Friday nights game will be on pre-sale at Benjamin Russell High School beginning today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., as fans should buy tickets early due to what is expected to be a sold out game due to the proximity of Chilton County.
See the Friday Outlook for the in-depth preview of Chilton County vs. Benjamin Russell.