The Auburn High football team will look to rebound from a tough loss in its regular season finale against Park Crossing on Friday at Duck Samford Stadium.
The Tigers (8-1, 5-1) lost a tough region game 24-7 last Friday against rival Central-Phenix City.
AHS head coach Adam Winegarden said he was proud of the way the Tigers competed, although there were plays he wished he could have back.
"It was a hard-fought game, and one I know that we’re going to learn from," he said. "I think it definitely motivates you, for sure. Obviously, we wish we would have won the game, but I think it obviously motivates us for this week and the future."
The focus now turns to finishing the regular season strong against Park Crossing, which won its region in Class 6A.
"I think it’s a huge game for us because it’s us improving from last week. It’s step 10 of the season. It’s finish the drill. We need to be playing our best football at the end of the season. I think it’s going to be key to see how our team responds from last week," said Winegarden. "They’ve got a really talented team; it’s a really good football team, and I know they’ll be excited to come up here and play."
After finishing the regular season against Park Crossing, the Tigers will face the winner of Friday's game between Fairhope and McGill-Toolen on Nov. 9.