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Camp Point Flower Shops
407 West Wood Street
Camp Point, IL 62320
Camp Point IL News
Sep 21, 2016
UNWANTED START: Loss to Greenfield not what Flowers had in mind
Tigers, who are 2-1 after rebounding from a 26-16 loss to Camp Point Central last week.
“It’s one of those things where we knew that we had a small senior group, and we knew we had been graduating and graduating kids,” Flowers, in his 13th season, said. “But still, it seemed like everybody got a little better this offseason. We’ve now lost three ballgames to two 3-0 teams after tonight and a 2-1 team. We’re playing quality football teams, but it’s not going to end though. We’re going to have our hands full next week.
“We’re going to stay positive, stay optimistic and there’s a lot of things that can happen yet this season. We’ve still got six games left.”
Carrollton, which has at least reached the Class 1A quarterfinals in three of the past four seasons, including a runner-up finish in 2014, has to start by solving its defensive execution.
Greenfield gashed the Hawks’ defensive unit for 420 yards, including 240 from junior fullback Jacob Foiles despite loading up the box with eight- and nine-man fronts.
The Hawks have allowed 113 points through three games (37.6 points per game) and recognize it all starts with getting stops.
“I think so, and that’s not going to be an easy chore either,” Flowers said. “We look at our schedule, we’ve got some power running teams (remaining). This is WIVC football. We’re putting eight, nine guys in the box and not stopping people. We’re going to face a pretty gritty West Central team next week running the Wing-T … we’re going to see a lot of traditional offenses. We’re not going to see anymore spread stuff like (Mendon) Unity. It’s going to be smash-mouth football.”
This might be Flowers’ toughest coaching test to date. A team that returned a number of players from a 10-2 season last year despite just eight s... (Alton Telegraph)