The Rebels defeated the Tigers 38-26 a year ago. The loss awoken the slumbering cats as Noxubee went on to win nine games in a row and its second Class 4A state title in Mississippi in the last four years.
“They are a well coached and athletic team,” Arledge said. “They have frequently won the state championship, they play the best teams they can before they get into district. We are dropping to many passes (on offense). Defense, we have to stay focused on your job first and hustle.
Arledge said reviewing the film of the 56-14 win over Wossman last week, it was clear the team needs to ramp up the effort this week.
“Last week I was disappointed in the effort of some on defensive side,” Arledge said. “You overcome mistakes on defense with great effort.”
The Tigers are led by quarterback Maliek Stallings and linebacker Marlon Windham. Windham had a team-high seven tackles in a 41-0 loss to West Point last week. Those that can not attend the game can listen to the live broadcast on KLIP 105.3 FM.