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Sticking to the Wing-T
Tigers will use tried and true offensive strategy this season
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Trying to become bigger and stronger, the Tigers hit the weight room to help them be more physical on the field. Head coach Jim Walsh thought it was what the team lacked last season. - photo by Photo by Patty Leon/Coastal Courier

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"It's been good to us," Tiger football head coach Jim Walsh said about the offensive strategy the team has consistently used for years.
As the Bradwell Institute Tigers prep for a new football season, the coach said the Wing-T offense has worked for the team since he implemented it around 20 years ago. The Tiger coach said it's a great offense because of the versatility it provides in making play adjustments.
Developed by Dave Nelson and perfected by Tubby Raymond during their coaching days at the University of Delaware. It relies heavily on mis-directions and play-actions plays.
With the strategy set, the coach said he focused on the physical aspect of the game.
"Last year what hurt was not being physical enough," he said. "And if you are not a physical team and you play a physical team you can get demoralized at times. I told the team that was not going to happen this season and we started getting physical in spring. When the first day of official practice starts we are going to be hitting."
Walsh said he still has a young team, but injuries plagued last season's performance and it started during spring training.
"We went through some bumps and bruises last season starting with Brown," he said about losing their starting quarterback Wilson Brown for the season. "And it just never ended from that point. The kids are anxious to go out and redeem themselves."
The one advantage the Tigers have over other local high schools is the recent region re-alignment didn't alter the teams they face in region 3-AAAAA. The Tigers will play the same 3-AAAAA teams they've faced for years.
"It does help, we have their history we know their players and have folders on the teams so it does make it easier,” he said.
While their regional opponents have not changed Walsh likes to start his season against highly competitive teams. He thinks it helps his players get better prepared for region action.
They open the season with Glynn, which Walsh said has provided a strong and steady opening opponent for the last few seasons. In game two they hope to re-ignite an old rivalry as they host Wayne County. Finally they play Houston County before hitting the region games.
"It's not going to be an easy opening three," he said. "But right now we aren't worried about game one or those down the stretch. We need to worry about us and what we have. Everyday day we go out we have to get better. But I've been pleased up to this point."
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