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Bulldogs hit the road

The Pike County Bulldogs hit the road on Friday to close out the regular season against Sweet Water.

“We are getting ready for our final game,” said head coach Fred Holland. “Our guys are excited about playing.”

The Pike County Bulldogs enter the final game of the season with an 8-1 overall record. They finished off region play with a perfect 7-0 record after they beat Straughn 42-7.

The win gave the Bulldogs their 11th straight region win.

“That was very important,” Holland said. “You want to try and go undefeated in the region and our guys did that. They set goals for themselves and they want to have a lot of success, so it’s not that hard to prepare. We are trying to continue on.”

The Bulldogs lone loss came in week one against Alabama Christian 16-0. Since then they have rattled off eight straight wins, something they would like to see stretch to nine heading into the postseason.

“You want to go into the playoffs with a win,” Holland said. “Not only that, you want to be playing with a lot of confidence. I think our guys understand what we are trying to do. Our senior leadership helps our younger players and our coaches know how to push the players.”

Sweet Water brings a 5-4 record into their final regular season game of the season. They are coming off a 40-0 win over Fruitdale last Friday night.

“We look for them to continue to run the ball,” Holland said. “They don’t throw the ball that much. They do a really good job at running the ball. They have several good backs and they feature them.”

Kick between the two Bulldog squads is slated for 7 p.m.