Pike County looks to build on first win

Published 9:42 pm Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Pike County Bulldogs hit the road later this evening to take on Geneva.

The Bulldogs (1-1) are coming off a 39-7 win over Houston Academy last Friday night despite spending much of their week indoors due to poor weather.

“We only came out on Monday and Friday,” said head coach Fred Holland. “The guys understood what we were trying to do and their performance showed it. We had a lot of board preparations and walkthroughs that simplified things for us.”

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Leading up to last Friday’s game, the Bulldogs lost their jamboree to Charles Henderson 10-6 before losing to Alabama Christian 16-0. The Bulldogs were finally able to muster some offense against Houston Academy and it helped them get their first win of the season.

“We were not really down,” Holland said. “We made a lot of mistakes in the games. Our coaches stressed doing better than we did. It showed and the guys were excited. They knew we were in region play and there are little things we have to do in order to win. We took it upon ourselves to do that.”

The Bulldogs got good production out of Rayshawn Reynolds and Darrick Myhand last week and coach Holland believes it all started with the offensive line.

“Rayshawn played well and broke a lot of tackles,” Holland said. “A lot of it was based on the line. They did a great job opening up holes for him.”

This week the Bulldogs host a 1-1 Panther team that is coming off a 41-0 loss to Providence Christian last week.

“It’s always tough going down to Geneva to play,” Holland said. “They always have big linemen and big backs. We are going to have our hands full trying to slow them down. Offensively they run a lot of stuff and they give you a lot of offensive sets.”

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Hugh Owen Stadium in Geneva.