GREEN FOREST — Sometimes teams have extra distractions.
Green Forest is an example of that this week. The Tigers will be participating in homecoming activities. To compound matters, the Tigers will be host to Melbourne, who has turned out to be a top team in the league this season.
“Yes,” was the answer from Green Forest coach Jay Martin when asked if he thought at the first of the year that this game would be important in the conference race. “We knew that they were returning a lot of talented athletes.”
Melbourne was a thorn in the Tigers’ side last year. They scored a touchdown in the closing minute to keep Green Forest from eventually sharing the conference title.
Coming into the game, the Bearkatz are the only undefeated team in the league. They have a 4-0 mark that may give them some momentum coming into the game with Green Forest.
“I guess you could say they have some momentum,” said Martin. “But, at the same time we feel like the competition we have played has prepared us for the conference.”
Melbourne comes into the contest scoring more than 36 points a contest.
“They score a lot of points running the spread and the I formations,” said Martin. “They have great quarterback, running back and receivers. They also have a huge line.”
Green Forest has had great fan support this season and the coach wants that to continue.
“We just want to ask everyone to come out and enjoy the game and the homecoming festivities,” he said. “This should be a very entertaining game for anyone wanting to enjoy some high school football.”
Team members include: Santiago Martinez; Trace Delozier; Treyton Anderson; Eric Perez; Baylor Deislinger; Rony Oldin Soto; Jordyn Mullins; Charles Delozier; Daulton Coffey; Dalton Anglin; Mackenzie Arciga; Carl Roberts; Nathaniel Harp; Kevin Jimenez; Jerry Ewing; Eduardo Ojeda; Qscar Siliezar; Hector Lopez; Riley Walker; Andrew Sutton; Cole Chaney; Devin Taylor; Zachary Grigg; Hunter Hill; Ian Faria; Frank Marr; Diego Camacho; Matthew Perez; Terrance Pouncil; Luis Mandoza; and Clayton Watson.