Reason for celebration across the county

Published 3:26 pm Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fans all across Brundidge and Goshen were cheering like mad last weekend, as both the Bulldogs and Eagles clinched a playoff berth with a win.

The Bulldogs took down Daleville 27-9 on the road to stay in the hunt for the Region 2 title and the game was complete domination by the road warriors. The Bulldogs are 4-0 in region play on the road, while they are 1-1 in Bulldog Stadium.

I reported from that game and the Warhawks looked nothing like the region leaders should look, as Pike County took advantage of every opportunity given to them in the game.

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The Eagles continued blowing people out of the water in a road game against Highland Home. The Eagles have outscored their opponents 203-90 in their last four games and seem to be on a roll.

The Charles Henderson Trojans spanked Carroll to the tune of 62-13 in the friendly confines of Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium and the Pike Liberal Arts Patriots upset the Bessemer Rebels on the road, 40-28.

All that translated to a 3-1 week for Nascone’s Predictions in week 8. The season record stands at 21-8. I did not predict the Troy game, but the mighty Trojans felled the Golden Panthers of FIU 33-23 to remain perfect in the Sun Belt.

This week the Trojans will have no trouble with North Texas on the road, as they will trounce UNT, 45-14.

The Bulldogs should have no problems with Geneva at home and I see them moving the winning streak to four games with a 28-7 win.

Pike Liberal will not slip up in Cecil against the Macon-East Knights. They will head back to Troy with a resounding 35-0 shutout.

Charles Henderson will be in a tough battle for their playoff lives in Eufaula, but the Trojans will pull out a 14-10 victory and enter the 2008 playoffs.

Goshen’s winning streak will be halted by the visiting 6-2 St. Jude Pirates in a close battle, 45-42.

Matt Nascone is the sports editor for The Messenger. He can be reached at 670-6315 or online at