Bulldogs host the Bobcats

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 14, 2016

With the region championship already secured, the Pike County Bulldogs look forward to taking on Beulah for homecoming.

The Bulldogs (6-1, 5-0) defeated Prattville Christian 21-14 a week ago and are excited to play in front of the home fans for the second consecutive week.

“Our guys are looking forward to playing at home,” said Bulldogs head coach Fred Holland. “On top of that it’s a region game, and we want to finish out region play on a high note. It’s homecoming and we are expecting a lot of people to come out to see that guys, and we want to give them a good performance.”

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Even though they have secured the region championship, practice has been business as usual.

“We don’t change anything,” Holland said. “We take every game the same way. We don’t change anything. Our preparation will always be the same.”

Beulah, 0-7, is searching for their first win and have been outscored 326-148.

“They can of run out of the Wing-T,” Holland said. “They don’t throw the ball a lot. They basically like to run the ball at you.  We have faced teams like that this year, so they shouldn’t do anything that is surprising to us.”

The Bulldogs will be facing a new defensive scheme. “They stay in a 4-3,” Holland said. “This will be something different. Most teams have been lining up and bringing everyone, but this will be something different.”

Holland also wants to see the Bulldogs reduce their penalties.

“We have been creating a lot of penalties,” Holland said. “It just seems like we have a lot of penalties and that is something you can’t do in the playoffs.”

Quarterback Jaidyn Wilson continues to progress under center.

“He is a young kid and he is progressing,” Holland said. “We really haven’t thrown the ball that much, but I feel like he is progressing the right way and we are proud of him for what he is doing.”

Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium in Brundidge.