Bulldogs at home against Jaguars

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 29, 2000

Sports Editor

It’s homecoming in Brundidge and Pike County will be facing the usual sacrificial offering tonight when the Barbour County Jaguars come to town.

"Homecoming is a time where I like to let the players have a little fun," said Bulldog Head Coach Wayne Grant. "They should be allowed to have some fun, especially the seniors. This is their last homecoming."

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No doubt, the Bulldogs deserve the chance for a little rest and relaxation, especially after three straight road wins, all coming over regional opponents.

Right now, Pike County is on top of the Class 3A-Region 2 ranks with a perfect 3-0 record. The only two losses this season have come to Class 5A’s Charles Henderson (Jamboree) and Eufaula.

"It’s no secret that Barbour County isn’t a football powerhouse," said Grant. "Our kids know we’re supposed to beat them. Come game time they’ll be ready to play."

Louisville and Clayton consolidated during the summer to form Barbour County High School. Even with the consolidation, the Jaguars have yet to pick up a win this season. As it stands now, Barbour County has the longest losing streak in the nation at 58 straight losses and counting.

After tonight the Bulldogs still have to face Calhoun, Montgomery Academy and Alabama Christian in regional play. Calhoun is winless this season, but Montgomery Academy and Alabama Christian look to be the two teams that Pike County will have to beat in order to take the regional crown.

"First, I thought it was going to be us and Montgomery Academy fighting for the number one and number two spot," said Grant. "Now it looks like it’s going to be us and Alabama Christian."

Alabama Christian defeated Montgomery Academy last weekend, 28-0, the first time the Eagles had beat their city rival in 15 years. ACA quarterback Hamp Russell passed for 358 yards and four touchdowns in the game.