Scotland County is wiping away last week and moving forward. The Tigers took one on the chin against one of the best teams in Class 2, South Callaway. This week SC moves back to Class 1 competition when they face Windsor on a neutral site at Central Methodist University.
“I think it will be a fun experience for our team to play on turf at a college stadium. I think we will be able to play faster on that type of field, which may give us the advantage,” said Scotland County head coach Daniel Burns.
Windsor has been involved in three high-scoring games that have ended in all three possible scenarios. They opened with a blowout win over Sweet Springs, 38-6. They played a high-scoring, close game against Slater, 42-32. And they were blown out by Tipton last week 49-6. The chaotic pace that the Greyhounds play at can cause a problem for an option team like the Tigers.
“We must be able to control the clock and limit their possessions on offense. However if we are able to run the ball well, we are very capable of scoring a lot of points,” said Burns.
Scotland is looking to make a move in the Tri-Rivers this season. This is their last chance to work out the kinks before conference play starts.
“We need to clean up our defensive assignments, and be able to do a better job technique-wise of getting off block. We also need to do a better job offensively up front holding our blocks and know our assignments as well,” said Burns.
A lingering factor from last week’s loss will be that the Tigers will be playing without Cordie Kigar, who is a key member of the Tigers offensive and defensive plans, and who suffered a concussion. Burns will look to freshman Ryan Slaughter and Riley Kliethermes to pick up the slack in his absence.