Bulldogs ready to ramp up slow schedule

Published 9:55 pm Friday, March 30, 2018

The Pike County Lady Bulldogs are taking a different approach to this season. Most teams have played over 20 games this season; the Bulldogs have played just four.

The Bulldogs (1-3) entered the season with many of the senior players taking college courses at Troy University. As a result, head coach Fawn Sims and the Bulldogs were forced to slim down their midweek games and focus more on the weekend tournaments.

For Sims and the Bulldogs, the challenge has been going up against teams with much more game experience under their belts

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“We only have a handful of games in so far,” Sims said. “There is a downside to playing less games period, but especially when I’m used to playing a more stacked schedule when it comes to playing games.”

Some of the planning was intentional, but some of it was forced due to outside circumstances.

“I wanted to give them a little more study time during the week,” Sims said. “It is what it is. We had a rainout and I was hoping to get a tournament in this weekend, but everybody is off for spring break this week so nobody was hosting tournaments around here.”

The Bulldogs have also dealt with getting report cards last week, keeping them off the field last Thursday. Prom and spring break has also kept the number of games low for Sims and the Bulldogs.

“It’s just the way it played out,” Sims said. “We had a rainout before that. It’s been a crazy month of March, but it is what it is.”

The Bulldogs will quickly get busy as the calendar flips to April. The Bulldogs will play nearly everyday next week.

The will be in action again on Tuesday when they host Wicksburg at 4:30 p.m.