CoachSpeak Week 3



“I thought we played well a complete game all the way across. I was proud of our guys. We had a few out (missing) ourselves as you run into that on a weekly basis. I thought offensively we controlled the line of scrimmage and defensively, we swarmed to the ball.” Steven Kilcrease, Ariton head coach after his team's 42-0 rout of Geneva County.




“We didn’t come with a loaded gun and we played a great football team. Hat’s off to them. They are a classy group with a lot of great athletes and a great coaching staff. They will do great things this year. We have to pick our tails off the ground and turn around quickly because it doesn’t get any easier as this region doesn’t allow you to rest. It is high school football and you have to roll with the punches.” - Geneva County coach JimBob Striplin, after his Geneva County team with 6 starters out on both offense and defense due to Covid restrictions, lost his first region game to Ariton 42-0.




“I think our kids played hard, They got tired in the first half. We got a little gassed, our defense had to stay on the field pretty much the whole second half. We’ve got to do a better job offensively throwing the football.” Andalusia Coach Trent Taylor after his Bulldog team lost a 14-7 halftime lead and lost to #1 ranked Pike Road 28-14.




“Too many mistakes against a good team. Adversity hit us in the mouth tonight and we knew as coaches that it was coming and sometimes you need these. Tonight B.B. Comer came and played great. They did what they were supposed to do.” Lafayette Coach Juan Williams after his team's 50-25 loss to B.B. Comer.




“Defensively, we played lights out,” Auburn coach Keith Etheredge said smiling, after his team beat Prattville 49-13 for their first region win.




“We can throw it more than people think we can. I’ll leave it at that.” Dadeville coach Roger McDonald after his run oriented offense opened the game with a 59 yard touchdown pass on their first play. The Tigers went on to defeat Pike County 46-6.




“We had our opportunities. We needed to get a stop there at the end and we didn’t get it. My hat’s off to Tanner; they took advantage of some opportunities. Our kids kept fighting and we’ve got to continue to keep fighting because we still have everything in front of us.” Ider coach Chad Grant, after his team lost a 10 point lead in the second half in a 20-17 loss to Tanner.




“We sort of wore out a little bit, but I’m really proud of our guys and the effort and the work ethic we’ve got going. We’ve come a long way, but we’ve got a good little way to go. Saraland’s got a quality team; they’ve been in the playoffs a long time, and that’s what we’re trying to do.” -- Baldwin County High head coach Scott Rials.




“I’ve been telling everybody all along that we are a good football team, I’ve been saying it since December 7th of last year when we started our winter program. We work extremely hard and went to a lot of different camps where we had a lot of good performances. Our senior class is talented." Vigor coach John McKenzie after his team's 39-13 win over Jackson.