Indians fall in district title game, will hit the road for playoffsBy TAYLOR HAWKINS,
Yazoo City’s short winning streak was broken on Friday night when they dropped a 34-0 game to Greenwood in what was essentially a division-championship game.
The Indians dropped to 2-8 (2-2) after the loss.
Yazoo City head coach Rodney Adams realized his team dropped a golden opportunity in Friday night.
“Friday night’s game was a big loss because it was for the division championship,” Adams said. “It was cold and muddy, but it still wasn't an excuse. We had several opportunities to make big plays that could have put us in position to win.”
Some of the issues that plagued the Indians in the loss were issues that have plagued them all season.
Adams still believes that his team could be a force if they get these issues corrected.
“Dropped passes and missed tackles have been our problem all season,” Adams said. “I think once my guys limit the mental mistakes and become more disciplined, we will be hard to beat.”
While the score got out of hand, there were positives to be had.
Adams was pleased with how his defense responded in the second half.
“After half time, the defense stepped up and held Greenwood to only one score,” Adams said. “Christopher Burnett had two interception to help stop their offense. I was hoping our offense could get going. Greenwood are big and strong up front on their defensive line. Our QB didn't have but a couple of seconds to find an open receiver. Again, we had our opportunities.”
Despite the loss to end the regular season, the Indians will be making a trip to the playoffs.
The Indians will travel to Louisville for a first-round game against a number one seed.
Louisville is 9-2 (5-0) on the year and a force to be reckoned with.
The Wildcats finished the regular season on Friday night with a 55-7 smashing of Kosciusko.
The Indians will be facing a balanced assault on Friday night, as the Wildcats have passed for 1,888 yards and 16 touchdowns and have rushed for 1,943 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Kickoff at Louisville is set for 7 p.m.