The Arab Junior Knights found out quick enough that there is work to do
this season as both teams fell hard at Cullman Monday night.
The eighth grade team lost 42-0 and the seventh grade lost 32-0.
Things happened pretty fast for both teams.
“Cullman’s a great team,” said Arab head coach Jason Guger. “They have good size and speed and, they have a lot of kids out for football.
“We looked a little shell shocked, especially at the beginning of the game.”
Things did improve as the night went on.
“The seventh grade came out and gave up a couple of big runs in the first half but settled down a bit in the second half and were able to move the ball some,” said Guger.
Despite the end result, some players stood out.
“Drayden Marsh had a good game on the defensive line for us
in the seventh grade game,” said Guger.
Eli Williams, the seventh grade quarterback, also plays defense and picked off a Bearcat pass.
For the eighth grade, coaches gave a thumbs up to Preston Pritchett.
“He’s a running back/linebacker for us and he played a very physical game. Graham Grisham had several receptions and Davis Kinney played well, too,” Guger said.
It was not all gloom and doom in the locker room.
“We’ve got to go back to work and get better. That’s all we can do,” said Guger. “We’ve got good kids here with a great work ethic and we’re going to get stronger and faster.
“We’ve just got to grow and mature in this game and get better every single week so that by the end of the year we can be proud of their progress.
The teams have another tough challenge next week at Gadsden City.