Elba's trying to build on a seven and four record from 2008, as well as make it past the first round of the 2A state playoffs.
The Tigers lost in round one last season to Luverne.
Step one--figuring out how to take care of business in Region 2.
"The team that won the region last year, Barbour County, we beat them by 35," says head coach Scott Rials.
"And the next week we lose to GW Long, who winds up winning only one game all year. Top to bottom you never know how it's gonna be. So it's gonna be tough again this year."