TIGERS

The Covington News - - Sports -

Of­fen­sively, Cor­nell White leads the Tigers at the quar­ter­back po­si­tion and has emerged as one of the lone bright spots. He's shown he can throw the ball down­field while also chew­ing up yards in the run­ning game. But Al­covy's of­fense still goes as run­ning back Tre Sor­rells does. Sor­rells is the team's lead­ing rusher and has been con­sis­tent all year. Last time out he scored both of Al­covy's touch­downs — one on a 1-yard run and the other on a 31-yard pass. Ex­pect him to carry the load again for the Tigers.

De­fen­sively, Al­covy has picked it up of late. They held Wood­land to one touch­down two weeks ago and gave up just 13 points to Dutcht­won the game be­fore that. Over their past three games the Tigers' de­fense has given up a shade over 15 points per game — nearly seven points be­low their av­er­age. They'll be tested on the ground again and that's been one of their Ed­i­tor's take:

It's been a rough year at Al­covy, re­ally as an en­tire ath­letic pro­gram so far. Af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing tremen­dous suc­cess last year, the Tigers are ready for the bumpy road to end. All they can do now is come out and play as hard as they can to end the year on a high note.

The Tigers can do a cou­ple of things to feel bet­ter about the sea­son. One is ob­vi­ously win­ning. But they can play some young guys and get an idea of what they have for next year. Al­covy will no doubt need to ad­dress sev­eral po­si­tions in the off­sea­son so get­ting a sense of what's to come isn't a bad idea. But know­ing the coaches as I do, they still want to win. So don't ex­pect much dif­fer­ent than what we've seen so far. Fayette County is com­ing off a near up­set of Sand Creek. OK, they lost 10-0 but still, they only gave up 10 points to the reign­ing Class AAAA and pos­si­ble 2010 Class AAA state cham­pi­ons.

Anthony Banks/The News

One more shot: Cor­nell White has a bright fu­ture af­ter emerg­ing as Al­covy's sig­nal caller in 2010.

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