Bulldogs return home to take on Slocomb

Published 6:22 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Pike County Bulldogs return home Friday night to take on Slocomb at Bulldogs Stadium in Brundidge.

The Bulldogs return home on the heels of winning three-straight road games, bringing their overall record on the season to 6-0. They are 4-0 in region play.

“We have had a good week and the guys have been working hard,” head coach Fred Holland said. “We have had some younger guys pick it up a little. Coming off last week, the guys are looking forward to playing at home.

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The Bulldogs won a battle of the unbeatens last week when they knocked off Providence Christian 47-10 last week in Dothan.

“We had a good week of practice,” Holland said. “They were focused. We knew we were both leading the region and there was going to be a winner and a loser. The guys worked hard to stay on the winning side. The coaches and players did a good job preparing for the game.”

Despite earning the top spot in the region last week with a win, Holland believes this game will prove to be more important for his undefeated Bulldogs.

“This game I feel like is even bigger than the game we had Friday night,” Holland said. “Slocomb is coming in 2-2 in the region and they realize they can’t afford another loss. I feel like they will pull out all the stops. It’s our job to remained focused and come out and play well.”

Being able to play at home allows the Bulldogs to relax a little more when it comes to preparations leading up to the road trip. It will be the first time since week three that the Bulldogs will play in front of their home crowd.

“We have been on the road and we have had three hot road trips in a row,” Holland said. “Being on a school bus is very hot. We are able to prepare a little more and we don’t have to get everything ready for travel. You can relax when it comes to having more time to do things. The kids are excited about it and hopefully the community is excited. It’s something that is very positive for us.”

The Red Tops come to Brundidge on the heels of a 42-7 win over Houston Academy last week. The win snapped a brief two-game losing streak.

“They are kind of like us,” Holland said. “They play guys on both sides even though they have a lot more players. We look forward to it being a really good game. It was close out last year. We understand it will be a tough game.”