Bulldogs play host to Blue Devils tonight

Published 11:23 pm Thursday, August 26, 2010

The new era for the Pike County Bulldogs is set to begin tonight.

With the start of the regular season taking place tonight in Bulldog Stadium against Notasulga, new head coach Robert Johnson will be looking to show just exactly how talented his team is.

“We have had a good week of practice,” the coach said.

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“It’s been hot, but they guys are ready for it – we all are ready for this game.”

The Bulldogs were able to fix any last minute problems thanks to its exhibition game against Charles Henderson last Friday night.

Some of the areas worked throughout the week were holding on to the football and wrapping on tackles, according to the coach.

The Trojans forced three fumbles against PCHS, two of which were fumbles.

As for this game, Johnson said both of those would be areas his team would have to do better in.

“We have to be ready to play,” he said. “We have worked hard this week and hopefully, we will be ready.”

Johnson said one thing he is worried about the most with DHS is the team’s quickness.

“They are going to be quick and aggressive,” he said.

“We are going to have to be ready to get after them in all facets of the game.”

Last season, Notasulga finished with a record of 1-9 in 1A Region 4.

The Blue Devils lone win came against Donoho at home.

A big problem for DHS came on the defensive side of the ball, as it gave up 390 points, while its offensive only scored 90.

PCHS will be looking to take advantage of that defense, after it combined for 243 yards against its 5A rival last week.

The Bulldogs and the Blue Devils will get underway at Bulldog Stadium tonight at 7 p.m.