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Auburn High putting in long hours as state title game looms

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AUBURN, Ala. -

Between Hoover, Bryant-Denny stadium, and the weather, there are a lot of things for the Auburn Tigers to prepare for this week.

"It's a good chance of 70% chance of rain on Friday," said Auburn Head Coach Tim Carter. "We'll have to handle the factors the weather throws and just the atmosphere of the stadium. We've played in some big games, but, none this big."

To help get a grip on their task, some of the Tigers have chatted with some Opelika players who were in the state title game last year.

"They said it is different," said senior wide receiver Tyus O'Neal.  "It is hard just because it the state championship and it is at a college field. They said don't worry about it. Don't' get nervous at all. Just go out there and play your best."

And to do that, the Tigers must keep their emotions in check.

"It has been pretty calm," said senior defensive end Rashaan Evans. "We don't want to get hyped up because of the win last week. We have definitely been pretty humble about everything. Right now, we are just taking everything by each day."

The Tigers say their team is a close knit family. Nobody can explain that better than the Torbert twins who play in the secondary.

 "It's amazing," said Delwyn Torbert. "We've been working really hard since 7th grade. This is our time to win it now."

 "I think it is great to play with my twin brother," said Selwyn Torbert.  "I got a lot more twin brothers on this football team. All of us are like brothers. I feel great playing with these guys. I've been playing with them since I was little. I'm just ready to get the job done Friday night."

We tried to get Tim Carter to tell us if they're working on some trick plays. But, he dodged our question as if he were Blaise Taylor avoiding a tackle.

"Dayne, you know I'm not going to give all that away," Carter said. "We'll have some things they haven't seen as they will for us. That is the reason we spent 80 hours here the last week is trying to go back through film to see what gave them problems, see what is something that haven't had. And then, we'll see when we get in the game how they adjust to it."

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

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