Shott excited for Super Bowl

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Berryville's Tristan Updegraff tries to tackle a Clinton running back last week.
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Berryville football coach Doug Shott is new to the county and new to the Carroll County Super Bowl, but it isn't lost on him as to how big this game is.

"I've reminded the kids what's at stake, as far as Carroll County goes," Shott said. "For the most part this is bred into our kids. This is Green Forest so that kind of takes care of itself, but if we approach it that way and tell the kids that we want to take care of business and come out of the game a better football team than we came into it."

Shott said he feels as if the team is focused leading up to Friday night's home game against Green Forest.

"We started Monday with our normal pregame and on Tuesday began installing our game plan," Shott said. "We wrapped it up yesterday with a solid day. I like what we are doing."

After watching Green Forest on film, Shott knows Green Forest coach Bobby Bishop will have the Tigers ready to play Friday night.

"I think he is a quality coach," Shott said. "I look for them to be in more of a power set offensively. Defensively, we aren't sure. We have two game films on them. One game they are in an odd front and the other they are in an even front. We will just have to play that by ear."

Shott said it doesn't matter what formation the Tigers line up in Friday night.

"We prepare the same way every week," Shott said. "We teach our rules to our kids. That way we don't swap depending on what defense you see. You learn the rules, you execute it."

Berryville was outscored 28-0 in the second quarter against Clinton last week. Shott knows that can't happen again.

"We have to learn to make good decisions under pressure," Shott said. "We talk about it all the time that the kids have to respond to bad situations correctly and that's what we are hoping to see. There is going to be good and bad things that happen in football games. You can't get too high and you can't get too low. We just can't go eight or 10 minutes making bad decisions. It cost us against Clinton and it will cost us again if we don't take care of that."

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