Elba Preparing to Face Tough Tanner Defense

The Elba Football Team will face it's biggest challenge of the season on Friday. The Tigers will face Tanner for the Class 2A State Championship in Tuscaloosa.

Like Elba, Tanner is 14-0 this season. And, the Rattlers have done it with defense, holding opponents to just 10 points per game.

So, the Tigers know they must find a way to crack the Rattlers defense, if they hope to bring home a state championship on Friday.

"Defensively, they're even better," Elba Head Coach Scott Rials said. "They remind me of Flomaton. I think Flomaton was giving up about 10 points, and Tanner is the same way. They've given up about 10.4 points per game, really stingy. Only two teams have scored 20 points on them. Everybody else is below that.

"They're really, really good defensively. They run to the ball, all over the place. There's a reason they are where they are."

Elba will face Tanner for the Class 2A State Championship at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. You can watch the game locally on MyNet, with channel options listed below.

Comcast 227
Knology 99
Time warner 301
Brighthouse 177
Troy Cable 2
Antenna 4.2
Direct TV 35


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