Football team works during summer
By Michael Butler
Summer is winding down. School will start soon. Another football season is also near.
The Tallassee football team has been working out during the "off months" in preparations for the 2017 slate with off-season training activities.
"We've got a good core," head coach Mike Battles said of his team. "We've got an excellent opportunity to have another good football team. With their attitude in the kids we have out, I believe we'll have a successful year."
Tallassee was 9-3 last season. The Tigers reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
The home schedule will be fun for the fans but not easy for the Tigers. Leeds lands as the homecoming opponent.
"You don't want to schedule a team that's won four state titles for homecoming, but these days it's more about fitting it into the schedule," Battles noted. "You don't want to have homecoming on week three or four."
The Leeds game was a must-win for THS last season. Tallassee won 26-13. "We went from possibly not making the playoffs to hosting a game," Battles added.
Tallassee's season opener is on Aug. 25 vs. Russell County.
2017 Tallassee Football Schedule
Aug. 25 Russell County
Sept. 1 at W.S. Neal
Sept. 8 at Handley
Sept. 15 Childersburg
Sept. 22 at Munford
Sept. 29 at T.R. Miller
Oct. 6 Dadeville
Oct. 13 at Holtville
Oct. 20 Leeds
Oct. 27 Elmore County
Nov. 3 Open
Nov. 10 Playoffs