With his team’s playoff hopes perhaps hanging in the balance, Apalachee High School football coach Shane Davis will prepare his squad for another test this Friday when the Wildcats venture to Salem High School in Conyers.
AHS (0-2 overall, 0-2 in Region 8-AAAA) is coming off a 42-20 setback to Flowery Branch last week although Davis felt his team put forth a better effort than it did in the opening game against Habersham Central. Now that same effort will be needed against Salem (1-2), who lost in the final minute to Habersham Central last Friday 43-39.
“They are a very athletic team,” Davis said. “They have a couple of running backs who have speed and their fullback is a strong runner. Their quarterback can be dangerous with the ability he’s shown to this point in the season.”
In need of a win, Davis knows this Friday could end his team’s playoff chances without a victory.