Tiftarea Academy has already doubled its 2012 win total.
That hasn’t come as a surprise to Brookwood coach Shane Boggs, whose Warriors visit the Panthers at 7:30 p.m. today.
“They are a lot like Brookwood, in that they had a bunch of young guys and they are much improved,” Boggs said. “Coach (Ryan) Branch has done a good job with them.”
While the Panthers are 2-1 following a 1-10 campaign a year ago, that one loss may be Tiftarea’s most impressive display. The Panthers gave SGA, which is 4-1 with its lone loss a 21-7 decision at GISA Class AAA power Deerfield-Windsor, all it wanted before falling 14-7 a week ago.
That effort definitely opened some eyes.
“They are very scrappy on defense and pretty sharp on offense,” Boggs said. “They throw it around a good bit and have a good back. They are very competitive. They controlled that (SGA) game for awhile.”
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