Brundidge Bulldogs bring back Super Bowl trophy
There is another football championship in Brundidge this year. This trophy will not go in the case at Pike County High School, but it could be a foreshadowing of future trophies that may return from Birmingham with the high school Bulldogs in years to come.
The Brundidge Bulldogs of the Dale County Youth Football Association brought home a Super Bowl trophy Saturday from Fort Rucker. Coach Markeith Blakely could not be more proud of his team than he is right now, and he said this championship is big for the Brundidge community.
“Without Pike County High School being like they usually are this season, this is the next best thing,” Blakely said. “These kids are coming up to carry on the tradition.”
Blakely talked about how the kids playing in the recreation football leagues currently will bring the Bulldogs back to state prominence in the future seasons to come.
“This is what it will be in a few years for the high school,” Blakely said.
The JV team finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record, and the players were proud of their accomplishment.
“They were so excited,” Blakely said. “They were thrilled. I was thrilled and excited too, and I was a little nervous before the game.”
Blakely also thanked the coaches that helped him throughout the season, and he credited them with the team’s great success.
“Wayne Grant, coach Ham, Kenny Johnson and coach Archie were a big help to this team,” Blakely said. “Without them none of this would be possible. I give them a lot of credit. The parents were a big part too. They always brought the kids to practice, and they had them where they needed to be.”
Blakely said the JV team was the only team to go undefeated in the DCYFA.
Championships in football are nothing new to the Brundidge community, but Blakely, and every other Bulldog barking citizen of Brundidge can agree that each one is a very gratifying addition to the trophy case.
In other action the Troy Redskins of the DCYFA varsity league lost 18-13 to Fort Rucker Saturday. Fort Rucker scored a touchdown with three minutes remaining in the game and Troy could not answer with a score of their own.