Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) - It'll be 16 days since the Alabama Hammers last played a football game. While the regular-season PIFL champs have as much momentum as virtually anyone in the league, the layoff could pose problems.
For starters, their semifinal opponent in Albany did beat them earlier this year. Also, the Panthers have not had to wait nearly as long for their next contest, which could work to their advantage.
The Hammers say they're making sure to stay focused and not get too confident.
"You always want to play well at the end of the year," said Dean Cokinos, Hammers head coach. "I think there's some truth to how you finish is what's important. Our team is always built to finish stronger but there really isn't much carryover. You gotta go out and execute. It's a different game now."
The Hammers host the PIFL semifinals at 7:00 PM Monday at the VBC.