Auburn High will try to secure its second region win of the season tonight when the Tigers travel to Montgomery to face Lee at Cramton Bowl.
AHS picked up its first region win last week in a 35-0 shutout of Enterprise. Head coach Adam Winegarden said he was proud of the way the team competed throughout the game and that the Tigers played well in all three phases — on defense, offense and special teams.
"I think it was evident that we needed to be able to control the line of scrimmage, put pressure on the quarterback and then obviously play great match coverage with their receivers, and I feel we did that for the most part," he said. "We played really well in the kicking game, which really gave them a long field for most of the night. It’s a lot easier to play defense when it’s that way. And then the offense didn’t put our defense in a bad position, so I think all three phases worked together nicely."
Ultimately, the Tigers are focusing on themselves and improving in all phases.
"Right now, we’re really focused on us just playing better each week because at the end of the day you respect everybody you play, you prepare for everybody you play, but honestly you’re just trying to be the best football team you can be and focus on your own standard of execution," he said. "That’s what we have to do, and if we do that that will give us the best chance to be successful."
AHS (3-0, 1-0) will try to keep the momentum going tonight against Lee (3-0, 1-0). Cramton Bowl is always a tough venue to play in, Winegarden said.
"They’re undefeated; They’re really good on defense; they’ve got a big front four, and then can really run to the football," he said. "Offensively, they’ve got a really good running back and quarterback who really throws the football well. They can extend the field down the field. They’ve got a ton of team speed, so it’s going to be challenge for us, for sure."