Demopolis focused during Monday practice

The Tigers took to the practice field Monday morning, observing the Labor Day holiday in their traditional fashion.

In his team’s first day of preparation for region foe Citronelle, Demopolis head coach Tom Causey said his squad’s intensity and focus were strong despite the early practice time and the disruption in the schedule that accompanies a holiday.

“I thought we were pretty focused. It’s always new on Monday with a different opponent and new wrinkles that they’re going to throw at us,” Causey said. “I thought the focus was pretty good. We had a couple of guys miss that needed to be here, but we had pretty good focus for a Monday.”

Tigers’ head coach Tom Causey surveys game action during their win against the ACA Patriots.

While the Tigers have a new foe in Citronelle, the bulk of Monday’s practice was spent ironing out wrinkles in Demopolis’ scheme as the Tigers have yet to show the vast majority of their offensive playbook.

“Each week, offensively and defensively as well as special teams, you’ve got to work on you first and then go to what they do,” Causey said.

The only notable change in the Tigers’ practice came when the second unit took its reps. Sophomore quarterback Tripp Perry took the snaps with the second team, performing a job normally taken care of by Tyler Oates, who is battling an injury sustained in last week’s win over American Christian Academy.

“Tripp’s getting better every week. In fact they all are,” Causey said of his quarterback situation. “Tripp prepares every day to be the No. 1 guy. So, I think this won’t be anything new for him.”

The Tigers host Citronelle Friday night at 7 p.m. Check throughout the week for more on the Tigers as they prepare for region play.