The Apalachee High School coaching staff has been working overtime this week in an effort to be prepared for Friday’s opponent.
The Madison County Red Raiders — probably more so than any team in 8-AAAA — will use a variety of offensive formations, many times changing directions during a game. That causes long hours of film study for opposing coaching, AHS included.
“They always seem to put quality skill players on the field,” said Wildcat coach Shane Davis. “Coach (Randall) Owens always does a good job with them. In the first two games this year they used a traditional Wing-T offense. They have since used the spread, a two tight end set and some ‘Wildcat’ formations. You have to be prepared for a lot and even be ready to make adjustments during a game.”