Bay County Rivals Set for District Showdown


Lynn Haven/Panama City Beach, FL---For several area teams, it's right back to district play come Friday night. For some it's the chance to rack up yet another league win!

For others, there's the pressure of not wanting to start all important
district play 0-2! Mosley and Arnold find themselves in that collective boat and in fact go head to head Friday night in what is our "Personal Attention Dental Care" Game of the Week!

The visiting Dolphins are coming off a 59-20 loss to West Florida, leaving them 1-3 overall and 0-1 in district.

"I guess it's frustrating." says Mosley Head Coach Jeremy Brown. "We're asking kids to do stuff that they've never done before. We're still putting in a new offensive system. Defensive system. We knew coming in this year that we were gonna have to be patient because we do have some young kids playing and really even our seniors. It's fairly new to them, the schemes and what we're asking them to do. So you know we're just staying positive we believe we still have a very good football team."

The Marlins lost to Rutherford last week 37-7, so they're 3-1 overall but also 0-1 in 5A-1 one play.

"We just didn't perform." Arnold head coach Josh Wright tells us. "It just boils down to not being clutch in a game that you've gotta be clutch. Crosstown rivalry. The Rutherford Rams brought in a quality program, they performed and we fell short in some areas."{

Suffice it to say both these teams are highly motivated to get their problems corrected this week and show big time improvement tomorrow. Because nobody can start 0-2 in this league and continue with realistic thoughts of making the state playoffs.

"Special teams has been an achilles heel for us all year." Brown says. We're just gonna address personnel. And continue to work on it. Special teams when we executed we looked pretty good. On offense when we got hats on hats, the first drive of the game we go down 80 yards, 20 plays, just go bam-bam like a real good football team. And then you know we kind of lost a little mental focus."

As for the Marlins, coach Wright feels pretty good about his team's work so far this week. "I want to assure you and our sports following that we'll be ready Friday night to match it up with cross-bridge rivals Mosley. We're excited, our kids are as keyed up for that game as they have been any single game this year."

That game at Gavlak on the Arnold campus Friday night set for 7.


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