For their season-finale, the Hendrix Warriors will face the other end of the philosophical spectrum Saturday at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium.
The Sewanee-University of the South Tigers will bring a triple option attack to town, something the Warriors haven’t seen this season.
"We’re the polar opposites in our conference," said Hendrix coach Buck Buchanan. "There are teams that are kind of in the middle of what we both do, but we are the extremes. We like to spread the field and throw the ball. They stress option football and will try to control the ball.
"Assignment football will be big for us and it’s a challenge for us since we haven’t seen a true triple option attack all year. They’ve seen teams that do some things similar to what we do."
The Tigers are coming off a victory against Berry and will be trying to finish ahead of the Warriors in the bottom tier of the standings.
"They’ve played well at times and they’ve struggled at times, but they are off a win against Berry and they have seniors playing their last ballgame," Buchanan said.
The Warriors will be trying to avoid their fourth straight defeat in their inaugural season in 53 years.
"We’ve been stressing what we have been stressing all season that we haven’t done well," Buchanan said. "We’ve been able to move the ball and score but we haven’t scored sometimes after gettng stops and turnovers. When we score, we’ve got to get stops. We haven’t put all that together four quarters and when we do that, good things can happen.
"Our attitude is good. We’re the healthiest we have been. Our guys see the offseason around the corner where they will have the chance to get bigger, stronger, faster and meaner. They are seeing how the physical part of the game can wear you down."
With a lineup full of freshmen and sophomores, Senior Day is still in the future.
"It’s the last game of our first season," Buchanan said. "It’s ‘Gonna be a senior someday’ day."