Still searchingPublished 5:58pm Monday, October 14, 2013
To this point in the season, the Horseshoe Bend Generals seem to always have a chance for victory in the later stages.
The problem is, while they consitently have had the opportunity to come away victorious, making the most of those opportunities has been difficult for the Generals.
Now 2-5 (0-5 in region) on the season, Horseshoe Bend will try to put their first region win on the board when the Generals host Randolph County.
The Generals have won three of the last five meetings, including last year’s 29-28 triumph.
HBHS football coach Jason Franklin said the game would come down to the Generals slamming the door when they have the chance.
“We have to finish,” Franklin said. “We have to finish drills, finish drives and finish every thing we do. We have to do all the little things. If we’re finishing in practice, hopefully it gets contagious. and we carry it over into the game.”
Defensively, Jackson Sexton (54 tackles), Braxton East (a team-high three sacks) and Antwan Hardnett (five intereceptions this season) will anchor a defense tasked with slowing down the Randolph County offense, which is led by quarterback Elijah McFarland and wide receiver Willis Knight.
“We have to lock them up,” Franklin said. “We have to eliminate the big play.”
Last week, the Generals dropped a 26-18 decision to Prattville Christian, while Randolph County coughed up a 20-0 lead over Class 2A Region 3 leader Lanett, ultimately losing 40-28.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday from Battle Stadium at Horseshoe Bend High School.