Rams continue making adjustments to their football program

Published: Sep. 21, 2017 at 8:49 PM CDT
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First year Rutherford head coach Loren Tillman and his Rams hit the road Friday to take on Port St. Joe.

Coach Palmer and his Tiger Sharks are an elite football program for any class, and they have shown time and time again they can play up, and win. They're 3-0 with wins over 4A Marianna and 5A Bay already.

Rutherford, who's in class 4A-1, lost for the third straight week shifting its record to 1-3.

Last Friday the Rams lost to Baker 32-7. Another game Rutherford had to play without its starting quarterback KD Heard.

With Heard's absence, Tillman was able to showcase a group of play-makers.

Tillman brought up junior varsity players this past game which showed the promising potential the team has on both sides of the ball.

"You know we've had a good week of practice this week," Loren Tillman, Rutherford football coach said. "We keep making adjustments, the kids keep accepting those adjustments, and the new strategies and just learning the process. And even the younger guys, the j.v. program are learning the process. So I'm really excited about where we're headed. It hasn't shown on the scoreboard every week, but we are definitely getting better every week."

Some good news this week is Heard will be playing Friday night against the Sharks.

Tillman says backup quarterback Brannon Richardson will also play. Richardson completed 11 of 20 passes in that last game against Baker.

Rutherford and Port St. Joe's game kicks off at 7 central.