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Dallas County still searching for a win

By Robert Hudson

The Selma Times-Journal

After suffering its seventh straight loss of the season, the Dallas County Hornets football team sets it sights on Friday night with a mindset to improve.

The Hornets (0-7, 0-5) will return home to Martin Field to play the West Blocton Tigers (4-3, 3-2) Friday at 7 p.m. in a region game.

Following last Friday’s 31-6 loss at cross-county rival Southside, Hornets head football coach Willie Moore said his team is just focusing on getting better.

“Our goal … is to just go out and improve each practice,” Moore said. “Our philosophy hasn’t changed. What we’re doing is right; we’ve just got to keep doing it. We’re also trying to get some of the kids who haven’t played as much a little more experience to create some depth going into the next three ballgames and looking into spring.”

Moore said the Tigers are a team that will rely heavily on its toughness Friday night.

“West Blocton is a very old-school football team,” Moore said. “They kind of grind it out. They’ve got really big receivers, big corners. Their  quarterback is really, really fast and they run the option. They’re sound on offense and they play a very physical brand of football on defense.”

Moore said the Hornets will have to make few mistakes and many big plays to give themselves a chance against a tough Tigers team.

“We have to minimize turnovers, and not having to play with a short field would help us,” Moore said. “I think we will have to have some big plays in the return and kicking game in order to have a chance to win that ball game.”
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