With mascots like the Volunteers and Patriots, Friday night is shaping up to be quite the battle between Starkville Academy and visiting Madison-Ridgeland Academy.
Patriots coach Forrest Williams knows that is no exaggeration with the talent that Starkville Academy brings to the table.
“They give you a lot of movement on offense,” Williams said. “They will take some shots down the field. They have a solid running game that we are going to have to be dedicated to stop.”
According to Williams, the Vols not only field a versatile defense, but defensively they “really run to the ball hard” and have strong defensive tackles that “get in there and get after it.”
“We have been talking all week about making sure we know where they are at all times,” Williams said.
One player who is extremely concerned with the Starkville Academy defense is Patriots’ quarterback Caleb Shufelt, whom Williams is counting on to lead the team to victory.
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