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CoachSpeak Week 4

“The offensive line showed up to play tonight. We were better tonight than we were last Friday night. We made some mental adjustments – we stayed with our blocks and did what we were supposed to do. The offensive line got better in practice and showed up tonight.” – St. Paul’s coach Steve Mask after the Saints beat Dothan 34-14.

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“Right now, we’re just not disciplined. Those guys (St. Paul’s) are disciplined, they’re going to be in the right place at the right time, and they believe in their coaches. We’re very undisciplined, and we played a team that was feisty and disciplined. It’s quite different when you practice from Monday through Thursday and you come out on Friday with something different. For us, it’s a gut check right now.” Dothan coach Kevin Jackson after the 34-14 loss to St. Paul’s.

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“Mistakes. Offense has got to get firing. Defense played well. It’s one of those things. We have to go back to the drawing board now. We have a bye week so we have a little time to figure it out.” – Daphne coach Kenny King after his squad’s 20-17 loss to Fairhope.

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“We made plays when we needed to make plays. We held on to the ball all night. We had sustainable drives. That first drive of the game we took off seven and a half minutes of the clock. In my opinion, that’s one of the plays of the game.” – Randolph coach Nick Flanagan after his team’s 17-14 win over Madison County.

Things went against us at the first of the game with that first drive, but we were able to settle down and execute our plans as the game went on. I told our team at halftime that we had to come out and play ever play, no plays off.” Vestavia Hills Coach Buddy Anderson following his team’s 32-12 victory over Huffman.

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“It’s like 1995 all over again,” Davidson coach Fred Riley joked after his team’s 17-0 victory over Theodore.  The Warriors are winning with defense and a running game, a throwback to previous decades.

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“I don’t know what to say right now,” Ross continued. “I mean we had injuries coming in and got injuries more tonight. Our best playmaker and best wide receiver went out tonight. And then our quarterback went out. It also looks like we lost a lineman for a little while. But I am very proud of our kids. Our defense played outstanding again. This was a good football team coming into tonight. But we will work, and we will get this fixed. There’s a lot of questions we’ve got to get answered, and we’re going to get this right.” Opelika Coach Caleb Ross after his team’s comeback fell short in losing to Benjamin Russell 19-14.

“Reeltown is such a tradition rich team. We knew they were going to be physical, and they were and that they were going to have a great game plan, which they did. We just made some plays early and made them go against what they normally want to do (play smash mouth football). We’ve got a very fast team and thrive on that. We try to put our athletes in space for them to make plays. And it has paid dividends.” Lanett Coach Clifford Story after his Panthers beat Reeltown 43-20.

“We didn’t make plays. That’s the bottom line. They made plays and we didn’t.” Decatur Coach Jere Adcock after his team lost 41-38 to Hazel Green.

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“I think it’s a statement by our program that we’re headed in the right direction. Colbert County is a team that’s known from the top of the state to the bottom of the state and to come in their house and win? We talk about making a statement and I think we did that tonight.” West Morgan Coach John Ritter after his team’s first victory at C.T. Manley Stadium over Colbert County 42-21.

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