PCHS returns home against Panthers

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 7, 2016

The Pike County Bulldogs (5-1, 4-0) have spent the last four games on the road and tonight they have a chance to clinch the region championship in front of their hometown fans.

“We are really excited,” said Bulldogs head coach Fred Holland. “It seems odd playing at home. It feels great to be able to play at home. It’s exciting for kids that worked so hard. They are excited to play at home and play another regional opponent.”

The Bulldogs come back home after earning a 75-22 win over Central Coosa last week. The Bulldogs are averaging 36 points per game.

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“We look forward to the opportunity to progress,” Holland said. “I am very excited about what our coaches have done offensively. They have put them in the right position and our kids have accepted and they are excelling at some things.”

The Prattville Christian Academy Panthers come to Brundidge with a 3-3 record and a 2-1 record in the region.

The Panthers have won two of their last three games including a 60-34 win over Beulah last week.

“They are very well coached,” Holland said. “They run a multiple offense as far as being in a spread formation and running out of the I-formation. They get a game plan and they don’t change it. They are very similar to us. They could present a lot of problems. They can the ball really well and they have a good quarterback.”

This is the first time the teams have met on the football field, and Brundidge could clinch a region championship with a win.

“We need to take care of the football,” Holland said. “We can’t have any turnovers or anything like that. Each week we try to get better on offense, defense and special teams.”

Kick off between the Panthers and the Bulldogs is 7 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium in Brundidge.