Centreville uses pass game in practice, looks for rebound

Published 12:18 am Thursday, September 7, 2017

MAIS Class AA Centreville Academy might find this week to be a little easier, after back-to-back weeks of playing top teams in Class AAAA. The Tigers are set to play at Ben’s Ford Christian School at 7 p.m. Friday.

Last week, Centreville (1-2) fell to Parklane Academy — currently ranked No. 5 in the Mississippi Associated Press Private Schools poll — 35-16. Ben’s Ford (1-2) lost at Amite School Center 36-7.

Centreville offensive coordinator Will McNabb said the passing game is the main thing the Tigers are focused on in practice this week.

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“We’ve struggled with our passing game this season,” McNabb said.

McNabb said there was one good thing that came out of last week’s loss to Parklane.

“We came out in the second half and played harder than we’ve been playing,” he said.

Even though Ben’s Ford has lost two straight games, McNabb said the Eagles are better than they have been the last few years.

“They have a quarterback (Tyler Winstead) who can run the ball well from what we’ve seen,” he said. “We’ve got to get some good play from our defensive linemen. We expect our big guys to step up and have a good week.”

Perhaps another positive that came out of last week’s game for Centreville was that the running game racked up over 200 yards.

“We’ve got to do a better job getting the ball in our playmakers’ hands,” McNabb said. “(Running back) Cade Hurst had a good week. I think we’re going to get him the ball more as the season progresses.”