Bulldogs look for identity during fall camp

Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Pike County Bulldogs are three days into their fall camp and looking to find their identity during the next two weeks.

“It’s been exciting,” said head coach Fred Holland. “We have had a really good summer. The guys are working extremely hard. The guys are extremely young, but hopefully they will learn a lot by the time we get to the games.”

The Bulldogs began the learning process during the spring practices, spending most of the time working on key fundamentals. “It’s really early in the year,” Holland said. “We are taking things day by day and step by step. We are trying to progress and spend a lot of time in group work.”

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The Bulldogs lost only one regular season game a season in 2015, but after losing 13 seniors to graduation Holland is excited to see who will step up.

“We are always looking for leaders,” Holland said. “That is something that impacts the team. We don’t have a lot of those right now because we have a lot of guys that have not played very much. They are trying to learn the system and what we do.”

While most established teams have an identity and understanding of what their strengths and weakness are, the Bulldogs are still trying to figure that out.

“We are nowhere near where want to be either offensively or defensively,” Holland said. “It’s an ongoing process of trying to get better in all of them. We are only on our third day of practice so we have a lot of work to do.”

The Bulldogs will kick of the season with their annual jubilee with Charles Henderson at 7 p.m. on Aug. 19.