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