Falkville ‘doing the right things’
Special to the Enquirer
FALKVILLE – The Falkville Blue Devils (6-0) received a well-deserved week off this past week before heading on the road to take on Addison (5-2).
The Blue Devils, who have struggled in recent history is on pace for a record breaking season under first year head coach Joel Schrenk.
The dedicated Falkville fans have been waiting a long time to see their team capture this kind of success. The last time the Blue Devils won six games was in 2000; the last time they won six straight was in 1992 when they finished 9-2.
“For me, our success confirms that we are doing all of the right things,” said Schrenk.
“This is the fastest start we have seen and it’s because the kids have bought into what we are doing. The school has been great. Everyone loves to win, but our wins have truly been a school effort. We really appreciate all the support from the students and the administration.”
Falkville has only won four games in the last three seasons with three of those wins coming from the same team.
This season Falkville has been most notable for its explosive offense. The Blue Devils have outscored their opponents 221-78, averaging 36 points per game. They are 13-1 when scoring 30 or more points; 5-0 when scoring at least 40 points since 2000. The school’s record for most points scored in a single season is 316 points set back in 1992.
“We have a lot of weapons on offense,” said Schrenk. “We have done a great job at adjusting to our opponent’s defenses. If something doesn’t work we find something else that does.”
However, Falkville knows that their season is far from over with Addison, No. 4 Ragland (6-0) and 3A opponent Danville (3-4) still on the schedule.
Falkville is 17-31 all time against Addison. They fell to Addison 27-6 in 2009.
“We have a tough schedule coming up but we are not going to change what we are doing,” Schrenk said. “We just need to keep focus on what we do and compete the same way we have been competing.”