Selma hopes to break streak
By Robert Hudson
The Selma Times-Journal
Following a disappointing loss on homecoming night, the Selma Saints football team will look to get back on track and break its three-game losing streak Friday night.
The Saint’s (3-4, 2-3) will travel to Greenville to play the region-leading Greenville Tigers (6-1, 5-0) Friday at 7 p.m. in a crucial region game. Selma head football coach Leroy Miles said the Saints are looking to get back on the winning side Friday night.
“We’re just going to try and game plan well, motivate the kids, find a way to pick our kids up, and try to just execute the game plan,” Miles said.
The Saints have dropped three games in a row with the last two losses coming by an average of only four points.
In order to reverse that trend, Miles said the Saints need to improve on two of the most fundamental parts of the game in order to have a chance to win.
“I think we need to tackle better and block better,” Miles said. “We need to know our assignments and they need to listen to the coaches and do what the coaches ask them to do.”
Miles said the Tigers are a very good team that will present a tough challenge for the Saints.
“Greenville is a very good football club,” Miles said. “They’ve got a very good quarterback. They’re a well-coached team. We’ll go down there and do our best, and if we minimize our turnovers and mistakes I think we’ll have a chance to win.”
Miles said the Saints will also have to be confident on the field in order to get the win.
“I think we’ve got to play with confidence,” Miles said. “We’ve also got to be able to make adjustments on the run and just stay within our game plan.”