Bulldogs welcome in Abbeville

Published 11:01 am Friday, September 28, 2018

The Pike County Bulldogs look to extend their winning streak to four games with a win over Abbeville this evening in Brundidge.

It’s been a wet week for the 3-1 Bulldogs, but head coach Fred Holland and the Bulldogs have gotten their fair share of work done and they are ready to go against Abbeville.

“We have had a pretty decent week,” Holland said. “We’ve been trying to work a little around the rain and the lightning.”

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Last week the Bulldogs won a tightly contested game against Wicksburg 33-29 to improve to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in region play.

“Our guys continue to work through adversity when they face it in a game,” Holland said. “They think a lot about winning and it shows during our preparation during the week. Our coaches do a good job at preparing our kids for the game. It helps a lot that our guys accept coaching and can do the little things in order to stay on top.”

The Bulldogs are first and foremost a run-first football team. Last week against Wicksburg, quarterback Jaidyn Wilson had one touchdown pass against the Panthers. Holland would like to see the passing game continue to increase in his offense.

“We have been working on it,” Holland said. “Our offensive coordinator has done a good job working with it and trying to increase the passing game. Jaidyn is a smart kid and he works really hard at it.”

Holland believes it could be a major weapon if his offense is able to pair a passing game with his rushing attack.

“I think it would be great,” Holland said. “As we run the ball, it can open up the passing game. That’s been going on and that could only be a plus for us down the road.”

The Yellow Jackets come to Brundidge with an undefeated record and are coming off a 44-17 win over Houston County last week.

“I expect them to play very hard,” Holland said. “They are 4-0 right now and they have a lot of seniors. They hardly punt the ball at all. They do such a great job on offense. The coach does a great job at preparing them and it shows in the game.”

The Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets are very familiar to one another. The teams meet regularly not only on the football field, but on the basketball court as well.

“We have played a lot of sports in the past,” Holland said. “Our players are very familiar with them. We both look forward to the game. It’s a tough game and we enjoy the matchup.”

Kick is set at 7 p.m.