AHS celebration

Auburn High School football got out to a fast start and a strong victory last Friday night as the Tigers took on the Dothan Wolves and will look to extend its winning streak against Jeff Davis on Friday.

A 43-yard touchdown from quarterback Clyde Pittman to Camden Etheredge opened up the scoring, with an interception by Brad Harper returned back for a touchdown just moments later. By halftime, Auburn led 35-3 and the Tigers would add on two more touchdowns before the end of the game for a 49-13 win. 

“It was good to get those young guys on the field,” said head coach Keith Etheredge. “We cleaned up penalties and played crisper. Pittman played well too.”

With the early success of the night, Auburn was able to rotate players in, allowing young guys the opportunity to play and allowing starters to heal.

“We held some people, just letting those bumps and bruises heal up before the meat of the season,” said Etheredge. “But I have been impressed by plenty of young guys and their willingness to mix it up.”

Etheredge also emphasized how proud he was of his defense, a unit that has not allowed more than 14 points in any of the Tigers' first four games. 

“I’m real proud of the defense," he said. "They have great effort and they are bought in.”

The Tigers didn’t rest long before jumping right back into action as they prepare for Jeff Davis this Friday.

“They have great athletes,” said Etheredge. “But it doesn’t matter who we play, we try to talk about playing to our standards.” 

Despite Auburn’s undefeated record, Etheredge still has areas he wants to see the team improve on this Friday.

“I would like to line up and grind out those 5-6 yards plays," he said. "When we are up, I want to get better at wearing down the opposition.” 

Auburn will try to wear down Jeff Davis this Friday as they travel to Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. 

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