Tallulah looking for its first victory

Published 12:03 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tallulah Academy has struggled mightily on offense early this season, getting shut out by Porters Chapel and St. Aloysius in back-to-back games. The drought prompted first-year coach Nick Evans to plan a lighthearted celebration for the team’s first touchdown.

“I told them if we score a touchdown, we’re going to pull a Mark Richt and have everybody go to the end zone,” Evans said, referring to the University of Georgia’s infamous touchdown celebration in its 2007 game against Florida, when every member of the team ran to the goal line to celebrate.

All kidding aside, Evans and the Trojans are clearly searching for answers heading into Friday’s game against Glenbrook (1-1). Their spread offense has produced no points and 261 yards in the first two games, and quarterback Hunter Windham is 9-of-31 passing for 101 yards. Forty-three of those yards came on one play late in the loss to PCA.

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Things took another bad turn when half the team missed the first practice of the week because of illness.

“I had about 10 guys out (Monday) with sickness,” Evans said. “We’ve got to get back to basics and protect the football.”