First, the wounded Phoenix, who have had numerous injuries to key players this season, fell to Coahulla Creek on Homecoming. They then followed that up by losing to North Murray this past Friday.
As they sit at 0-2 in 5-AAA, there's nowhere they can go but up.
That's the attitute Sonoraville (1-4, 0-2) will take into Friday's game as they head on the road to face Ringgold.
The Tigers are also looking for their first region win as they've lost to Gordon Central and Adairsville in consecutive weeks.
In both games, Ringgold made furious second-half rallies but came up just short, falling 27-26 to Gordon Central and and 39-37 to Adairsville.
Sonoraville's losses haven't been as close, including last week's 35-7 loss to a much-improved North Murray team.
On the positive side, the Phoenix did get one of their main offensive weapons back in the form of running back Jackson Murray.
Murray was injured a few weeks ago against Model and expected to miss up to six weeks. But he was back last Friday gainst the Mountaineers, rushing for 46 yards on 10 carries.
The Phoenix fell behind early against North Murray, and had to go to the air for much of the second half. Quarterback Tyler Harris finished 11-of-23 passing for 131 yards and one TD. Clark Johnson had the lone TD for Sonoraville in the third quarter.
The Phoenix will need to get off to a better start this week at Ringgold. If the Tigers get an early lead, they will look to their strong running game to salt the game away.
Sonoraville is reeling at the halfway point of the regular season, and things get no easier this Friday.
Sonoraville couldn't have caught Ringgold at a worse time, as the Tigers will be an angry bunch after their close losses the last two weeks.
The first quarter will be extremely important in this one. If Sonoraville gets behind early, it could be a long night for them.
If they can hang around long enough, though, you never know what's going to happen.
Ringgold 28, Sonoraville 14