Pike County tangles with Calhoun

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 12, 2000

Sports Editor

After a close loss to the Class 1A No. 1 Courtland last week, the Pike County Bulldogs will travel to Calhoun tonight and get back to the business at hand.

Namely securing a playoff berth and possibly a regional title as well.

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The Tigers made it to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs last season, but have been eliminated from postseason play this year, coming into tonight’s game with an 0-4 record in regional play and an 0-6 record overall.

Which is exactly the opposite of the Bulldogs, who sit atop the Class 3A Region 2 standings with an unblemished 3-0 mark. Pike County is 4-2 overall.

"If there’s one thing that might concern me about Calhoun, it’s the amount of speed they have," said PCH head coach Wayne Grant. "They usually always have some athletes."

But probably not enough to contend with the Bulldogs.

Senior quarterback Marquez Foster has made his living this season by utilizing the speed of Tyrone Boyd on long pass routes. Where Foster throws it, Boyd can usually go get it. The senior tailback hauled in two touchdowns from Foster last week at Courtland, one for 25-yards and then again for 60-yards. Both touchdown passes came in the first half.

After tonight the Bulldogs still have region games remaining with Montgomery Academy and Alabama Christian. Both of those teams have one loss a piece.

Alabama Christian’s first region loss of the season came last week at the hands of Lafayette, 38-37.

As of right now, the Region 2 title is Pike County’s to lose.

"We still have a way to go," said Grant.

Alabama Christian handed Montgomery Academy their only loss of the season earlier this year, 28-0.

"That surprised me," said Grant. "What surprised me even more was that Montgomery Academy didn’t score on them. I thought that Dadeville would be in it at this point, but right now it looks like it’s going to come down to us, Montgomery Academy and Alabama Christian."