Meadowview’s season begins at Cullman Christian

Published 6:44 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2015

By Justin Fedich | The Selma Times-Journal

Meadowview Christian kicks off its first season of six-man football Friday at Cullman Christian at 7 p.m.

The first game should be a high-scoring affair and a potentially tough road test. The Lions beat their opponent in a jamboree game last weekend 83-0. Meadowview’s head coach Lebo Jones knows the key to a victory on Friday is playing strong defense.

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“Defense is going to be an adventure because in six-man it always is,” Jones said. “We’ve got to make sure we tackle well and don’t let anybody run right by us for a big play.”

The Trojans are used to high scoring from eight-man football, but perhaps not quite at the level they will see this season.

Meadowview’s games averaged 74 total points a game last season. Over half of Cullman Christian’s 2014 regular season six-man games combined for over 100 points.

“Our plans are to run right at them,” Jones said. “I think we can overpower them and wear them down on offense and try to control the clock as much as we can.”

Meadowview will need to adjust quickly to a new style of football against schools like Cullman Christian who have already been playing six-man football for a few years.

“Of course we want to win the first game, but the main thing is we want to play well and not make too many mistakes,” Jones said.

Staff writer Daniel Evans contributed to this report.