If there is one thing this season has proven, it’s that the Cairo Syrupmakers are going to be in the middle of a battle on Friday night.
And that is the expectation the Syrupmakers are taking into Friday’s trip to Hugh Mills Stadium when they face Albany at 7:30 p.m.
“If you show up and are not ready to play, you can get beat,” Cairo coach Tom Fallaw said. “That’s the position we’re in right now. We know that the way we’ve been playing lately, every game is going to be a dogfight. Worth was that way. Instead of handing our heads, the kids fought through and found a way to win.”
Cairo is 3-3 and 2-1 in Region 1-AAAA after surviving its latest dogfight — a 42-28 win at Worth County last week. But that game reiterated how tough the road is for the Syrupmakers this season.
“We gave up too many uncharacteristic things that we don’t do,” Fallaw said. “We gave up a kickoff return for a touchdown. We fumbled a punt and gave them the ball on the 10 and then threw a pick deep in our own territory. We persevered, I will say that and that was a good thing.
“We’re still looking a little bit to find our gear. We talk about it all the time, I think we’re just one step off from finding our gear.”
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