Game of the Week: Marion County @ Central Talbotton
A PREVIEW OF OUR GAME OF THE WEEK AS THE MARION COUNTY EAGLES GET SET TO TAKE ON THE CENTRAL TALBOTTON HAWKS
For the Central Talbotton Hawks this year has been a little disappointing as they sit at just 2-5 on the season.
“We have actually been playing good” said Jaquavius Smith, Central Talbotton Senior Wide Receiver, “but you know we have fallen short a couple of times. Minor mistakes, but you know we will bounce back from them”
Sitting at 4th in the region the Hawks know the test they will face this week against Marion County but also know the impact it could have on their season.
“It’s really important because we really haven’t beat them in these years so it would be a good win to get that big win.” Stated Robin Malcom, Central Talbotton Senior Defensive End.
“I think this right here will be a test to see where we are at both physically and mentally” said Cedric Stegall, Central Talbotton Head Coach, “I know we have the athletic ability, but I want to see where we are at mentally and physically.”
The Eagles of Marion County are rolling after a big win against Brookstone but for them last week’s victory is short lived.
“All the stuff that we get from coaches on how good we did, it’s over.” Said Thomas Nguyen, Marion County Senior Center, “It’s a new week, new team, [and] each team is going to play different every game, we just have to focus… and we can’t take teams for granted.”
As for this week it is a rivalry game, one where the Eagles know the Hawks will give them all they got.
“Anytime I feel like they have the opportunity to beat Marion County and play them that’s what they are going to do. Said Chris Kirksey, Marion County Head Coach, “You are going to get their A game and that’s what we always tell them especially going into their house. They’re going to play hard, they always do and we just have to go over there and take care of our business”
When it comes to the game day message to the team, it is all about staying cool, calm and collected.
“Just been telling the team all week, stay poised, stay humble. Never get too high never get too low just stay even keeled regardless of what the situation is.” Stated Quentez Battle, Marion County Senior Free Safety and Wide Receiver.
The game is slated for a 7:30pm kickoff time at Central Talbotton High School.