Bulldogs make lengthy road trip to take on Childersburg

Published 5:40 pm Thursday, October 15, 2020

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The Pike County Bulldogs hope to start a winning streak this Friday night when they travel to take on Childersburg.

The Bulldogs enter the game 3-4 overall and 3-2 in region play. The Bulldogs knocked off county foe Goshen last Friday night and look to win their second straight game for the first time this season.

“This is going to be a big region game,” head coach Fred Holland said. “This game will help us get into the playoffs.”

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The Bulldogs scored 48 points against the Goshen Eagles last Friday night and bumped up their points per game average on the season to 30.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs allowed a season high 26 points in their loss to Trinity earlier this season. They are allowing just 13 yards per game. Even though the Bulldogs have a 3-4 overall record they have played in four official games. They have won one game and lost two via forfeits.

Childersburg, along with the Bulldogs remain in the hunt for a playoff bid. They come into Friday night’s contest with a 2-5 overall record but they are 2-3 in region play, just one game back of Pike County. The Tigers were shutout by Montgomery Catholic last week, 42-0. They come into the game having lost three out of their last four games.

“I expect them to play extremely hard,” Holland said. “It’s their homecoming and they have been playing pretty good thus far. They have come up a little short like we have. We have never played them before and I don’t know much about them, but it should be a tough, physical football game.”

In their seven games played, the Tigers are averaging 18 points per game after being shutout last week. They scored a season high 53 points in their win over Goshen earlier this season. Their defense has allowed 30 points per game this season.

Unofficially, this will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.