PCHS wants to take lead in region

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 21, 2001

Sports Writer

The Pike County High School football team will be seeking its second consecutive region win tonight as the Bulldogs host Dadeville at Bulldog Stadium.

PCH is coming off its first win of the season with a 41-12 win over Lafayette last week, evening its record at 1-1 in Class 3-A Region 2.

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The Bulldog rushing attack compiled 303 yards against Lafayette, 225 coming in the second half and 143 coming from Craig Flowers and 91 from Chris Nickson. PCH head coach Wayne Grant thinks the running game will be a key again tonight.

"It definitely helped us to win last Friday, but there is still a lot of Region football to play. Dadeville is going to be one of those tough teams. They hit us real hard last year and we had better backs than they had. I expect them to hit as hard again this year and our backs are about even, so it’s going to be a tough ballgame."

Grant thinks Dadeville’s defense will be strong once again and hopes his running attack provides the same spark this week as it did last week.

"They move the football good on offense and they play real tough defense. Defensively they get up the field and their linebackers play real strong and that worries me some because we’re predominately a running team."

The Bulldogs confidence level is up after its first win and Grant hopes his team will keep improving and keep that same confidence level tonight.

"Right now the boys are pretty confident, we just got to make sure that we remember our responsibilities and keep improving. The biggest thing we want to do is improve on our own responsibilities from week-to-week and that will make us a better team in the end."

Game time is set for 7:30 in Brundidge.