CoachSpeak for Week 1




An ugly win beats a pretty loss any day,” said Notasulga head coach Anthony Jones, after his team turned the ball over 5 times in a 12-0 win over Winterboro.



“He’s a gamer when those lights come on. He turns it on.” - Valley Head Coach Adam Hunter talking about his sophomore quarterback Cam Dooley after his team's 18-7 victory over Lanett.



“Every game better be circled on our calendar and our schedule in order to win them." Central Phenix City coach Patrick Nix after his team beat Eufaula 33-0.



“Just another day at the office. We practice two-minute drill and make plays like that all the time. We just had to come out here and execute it in the game.”- Lawrence County quarterback Alex Carr after he threw a 48-yard touchdown to Dominic Perez with 23 seconds to play in the game to claim a 45-38 win over rival Loretto (Tn)



“The kicking game killed us. They had a blocked punt returned for a touchdown. They returned a kickoff for a touchdown. You just can’t do that and beat a good team. That’s stuff we’ve got to get better at. Our special teams have hurt us this year. Going into region play, we’ve got to get that fixed.”. - Deshler coach Randall Martin after his team lost to Russellville 45-37.



“It’s bittersweet. I’m his biggest fan and a lot of the success we are having right now is because of him. He’s taught me a lot and has always been there for me. I’m proud of our guys for the way they battled tonight and I’m proud for the win. I hope Valley Head goes 8-2 and wins out.” Section Head Coach Chris Hammon, talking about beating Valley Head and his brother Charles, the Valley Head coach.



“They’re a little different this year defensively. They’ve been really fast up front, but this year they’re big so they’ve changed what they’ve been doing and I think that gave us some problems. We couldn’t get the same push we usually do, but that’s a credit to them.” Montgomery Academy Coach Robert Johnson after his team lost to Trinity 18-15.



“He’s a great player. We wanted to keep his shoulder pads facing the sideline. When he gets downhill and puts his foot in the ground. It’s hard to tackle him. He’s so physical and gifted.” Geneva Coach Les Sanders, after his defense limited Slocomb star runner Jalen Nobles to 45 yards in 12 carries in a 14-7 victory over Slocomb.



“That defensive stand in the fourth quarter was a big part of the game. When you’re down there at the goal line, and everyone is bunched up, it’s tough to move the ball. We stayed aggressive and made the plays that needed to be made.” — Austin coach Jeremy Perkins after his team's 17-13 victory over Decatur in the River City Rivalry.



“That’s what we talk about, taking control of the things we can control. We had opportunities early on we missed, but I think I challenged them at halftime. We are proud of our guys.” Danville Coach Andro Williams after his team beat Falkville 27-7.



“I thought the running game was good. We moved the ball on the ground, but no kicking game … again … came back to bite us in the butt. That thing on the punt return really hurt.” – St. Paul’s Coach Steve Mask after his team lost to Spanish Fort 42-7.