Hale County, ACA Look to Build Momentum for Second Half of the Season

By WVUA-23 Sports Reporter Samantha Huver
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If high school football regular season is divided into two parts, then Friday nights games is the bridge that connects the two halves.

That is the case for Hale County (2-2) and American Christian Academy (3-1). The Wildcats travel to Tuscaloosa to face the Patriots, in a game that is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Both schools head coaches are excited to build on the growth and improvement they’ve witnessed over the first month of the season.
“I feel like we have found our identity especially on defense.” Said ACA Head Football Coach Cody Martin. “Just being super physical and flying to the ball and making a lot of tackles.”
Martin is in his second season as the Patriots head coach. ACA has won three straight following its season opening loss to Demopolis, and the Patriots appear to be a contender for another Class 4A Region 3 Championship. They have won four straight Region 3 titles.
Hale County Head Football Coach Ryan Locke says he hopes the Wildcats are building the same type of “defensive identity” that this week’s opponent has.
“We’re developing more an identity of what we want to be defensively of running to the football,” Locke said. “On offense, we’re trying to establish a physical approach.”
Locke said that he believes this game will be one that challenges his team, and calls it a “measuring stick game”.
ACA has won nine straight meetings with Hale County.
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