The Tigers traveled North last Friday night to face the Pirates of Greenland in their second game of the season. With a young team, literally taking shape in the final days before school started, the Tigers are making progress, and showing some positive attributes that will carry them into week three.
Coach Bentley stated, “We still have a ways to go. We have to be able to run the football more effectively. Defensively we have to stop giving up the big play and tackle better. We have to go back and polish up some issues on our special teams.”
One of our biggest problems the Tigers have right now is protecting the football in crucial situations Bentley added, “The offense was clicking at times specifically in the first half and I thought we did a good job of taking what the defense was giving us. In the second half we did a better job of defending the deep ball and did not allow a score, we played the edge much better as a unit. The biggest thing for us is increasing our football IQ and awareness every week. We are making progress.
Congratulations to #10 Jason Mcalister (overall), #15 Brennan James (offensive), #74 Jacob Smith (defensive) and #13 Dohee Kim (special teams) for being selected the Mansfield Football Players of the Game. (Provided by MAXpreps.com)
The Tigers will host Lincoln this Friday night at Tiger Stadium.