Pike County aims to finish strong in final two games

Published 12:27 pm Friday, October 26, 2012

As Pike County’s football season winds down, the Bulldogs look to finish on a high note. The team has already proven that its on the upswing, but now is the time head coach Fred Holland and company can prove they mean business in the final two weeks of the season.

The Bulldogs (3-5) face Slocomb this week to round out the team’s region schedule. Slocomb (5-3) comes into the game having won three of its last four contests and needs a win to lock up the No. 4 seed in Class 3A Region 2.

The Red Tops have played solid football this season particularly on defense, allowing 19.8 points per game. The unit has allowed more than 25 points just once this season. In fact, team’s scoring 20 or more points are 2-2 against the Red Tops this season. While not scoring a ton of points, Slocomb has found a way to stay in ballgames long enough to give themselves a chance to win. Outside of last week’s 39-13 loss to region-leading Daleville, Slocomb has lost its other two games by a combined 10 points.

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Pike County is 6-2 all-time against the Red Tops, but fell last year 21-0.

While the Bulldogs haven’t won consecutive games this season, the team has a chance to finish .500 with wins in their final two games.

Pike County will celebrate homecoming tonight. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.