The Elmore City-Pernell Badgers have a great shot at winning this week as they travel to Maud to face the Tigers. Both teams will enter the game winless so one will come out with its first win of the season.

Elmore didn’t play like they wanted to against Wynnewood last week but they did have some bright spots.

“There were a couple of positives against Wynnewood,” Elmore City head coach Jody Milligan said.

“We only had two turnovers in the game (the Badgers had over 20 turnovers in their first four games). We also had one good drive when the game was still in the balance. We drove down the field, like we felt we could all season, and scored.”

The Tigers have struggled this season despite having a majority of their starters back.

Sophomore quarterback Stephen Holt lead the wide-open Tiger offense.

“Offensively, they run a whole lot of different formations,” Milligan said. “They like to throw the ball a bunch, about 70 percent of the time. They don’t have the speed that we’ve seen in the first five weeks.”

On defense, the Tigers will look to stop the smash-mouth game of the Badgers with Colten Wood and Robert Scott in the middle of the line. Preston Crawford is the key for the Tigers at linebacker and for the defense to be successful.

“We want to play four full quarters,” Milligan said about his team. “We’ve had our moments when we’ve played really well but it’s only been for a quarter or a series, not 48 minutes.”

Elmore will look to get the winless monkey off their back at 7:30 p.m. in Maud.

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