Bulldogs close out road trip

Published 3:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pike County rides into Friday’s contest with Central Coosa with a 4-1 overall record and a first-place spot in the region. Head coach Fred Holland hopes the Bulldogs can secure their fourth road win and go 4-0 in the region.

“We know this is a region game so we know what is at stake,” said Bulldogs head coach Fred Holland. “We are trying to stay up top of the region. Even though we have had a lot of road games, the guys are ready to play.”

The Bulldogs have averaged 31 points per game in their last four wins and surrendered only 26 points.

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“I think we still have a lot of room to grow,” Holland said. “I think that each week is a challenge for them to learn and identify things so they can stop them. As the game goes along the guys get a real understanding of what the teams are trying to do.”

“We have been pretty good up front,” Holland said. “We have slowed teams down with some of the size that we have up there.”

The Cougars (3-5) can put up points, as well. In the last two games Central Coosa has scored 100 points. The Cougars allowed 88 points in their two losses.

“We are going to try to turn it into a grudge match,” Holland said. “We try to win the hitting war. The more you hit guys, the more you slow them down. We realize what they are going to try and do to us, Our job will be trying to cut down on some things and try to allow our offense to get the ball and score more points.”

Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Central Stadium in Rockford.