Warriors to see triple option

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Locust Fork (1-0) at Westbrook (0-0)

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley /Sports Correspondent

Remember the triple option offense?

It will be on display in Rainbow City when Locust Fork visits Westbrook Christian on Friday. 

Hunter Gilliland, son of Hornets coach Gardner Gilliland, is the triggerman.

“He’s really smart,” Westbrook Christian coach Tony Osborne said. “They run a true triple option and he almost always makes good decisions.”

The triple option is a ball-control offense, so the Warriors will be trying to limit the time of possession for Locust Fork.

“We have to play assignment football or we’ll get burned,” Osborne said. “We’ve got to find ways to get the ball out of their hands, too.”

Last week, in jamboree action, the Hornets rushed for over 400 yards, with no one back gaining more than 100 – a stat that worries Osborne.

The Warriors, which are “young in places and inexperienced in places,” are just now finding the right roles for each player.

“If we can avoid the injury bug, we have a chance to be pretty good,” Osborne said.

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