Wetumpka’s wait is over, set to face Jeff Davis Friday nightPublished 3:35am Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Last year the Wetumpka Indians capped a season full of missteps with a stride in the right direction with a Week 10 win over Marbury.
That translated into a good spring and a good summer. Coach Tim Perry, hopes to see it translate into a good Friday night as his Tribe plays host to Jeff Davis at 7 at Hohenberg Field.
“I want to see some emotion and enthusiasm. We’ve been playing against ourselves for the past three weeks, I just want to see them get excited,” said Perry.
“We want to put Friday into perspective. We want to have a great Friday night, but we understand that it’s just a scrimmage. We’re not scheming like we do a game. But we still want to get out and play well and get off to a good start.”
The jamboree will see a host of Indians having their time under the bright lights of Friday night.
The first half will feature the Tribe’s 1s and 2s on the depth chart.
“I want to see execution offensively and defensively, I want to see us play as error free as we can,” said Perry. “Ball security is important. We want to see improvement from the first day of practice, the first week and we want to get a good evaluation of the guys we have on the field.”
The second half will see Perry and his coaches begin to empty the bench.
Last season the Indians tangled with Sidney Lanier before opening with Lee. This year, the Vols come to town led by first-year coach (former Carver offensive guru) Lee Carter.
Last season the Volunteers posted an 0-10 regular season mark after winning their jamboree 13-12 over Tuskegee’s Booker T. Washington.
Wetumpka defeated Lee in the first week a year ago and then picked up wins over Thompson, Chelsea and Marbury throughout the year.