Chipley, FL --- Friday night features several key district games all around Northwest Florida. That includes two biggies in 1-A district 3, one of which pits Chipley, making it's district debut, against South Walton, which lost it's league opener to Blountstown.
This game serving as our Personal Attention Dental Care Game of the Week.
Football can't get much better for the 3-1 Chipley Tigers.
"The guys are having fun," said head coach Chip Harris. "They're showing up for work every day. They're practicing hard. They're focusing on what we're trying to get done."
The good vibes have been less frequent for the 2-2 South Walton Seahawks.
"At times, we've performed well. At other times, we haven't," said head coach Phil Tisa. "So it's about developing that constancy that'll make a difference in how we end up the rest of the season."
Before hosting Chipley Friday night, Coach Tisa is trying to bring out a specific trait in his football team.
"Our physicality. Getting back to playing physical football. Sometimes when you're a spread team, you forget about that a little bit."
The Seahawks will need smash-mouth football to neutralize Tigers star running back and physical freak Kobe McCrary. Either that, or some extra bodies.
"Trying to see if they'll let us play with 15 on the field. Kobe's obviously a heck of a running back, an SEC type body. (We'll) try hopefully not to let him get started. That seems to be one way to stop him, to not let him get started."
As for defending South Walton, the Tigers and Coach Harris need to gameplan against not just one player, but all of them.
"They've got a lot of diversity. They've got some run, pass, option filled into their offense. They're doing some really intricate things that I could see giving some people some fits. And were gonna have to do a good job of playing responsibilities."
Bozeman and Blountstown also go at it in that district, both won their district openers, so a big game there as well.