Bulldogs vs. Bulldogs match-up set for tomorrow in Sweet Water

by dentonramsey

Bulldogs vs. Bulldogs match-up set for tomorrow in Sweet Water

 

The Brantley Bulldogs are well aware of the Sweet Water Bulldogs ability to run the football.

And according to Brantley head coach David Lowery, the key to them winning the game will be to slow down Sweet Water.

“They are very explosive offensively,” Lowery said. “They do a great job of running the wing T. They also have great running backs and their line does a great job of blocking up front for them. The key match-up for our team will be trying to slow them down.”

Last week against American Christian Academy, Brantley shocked the football world by knocking off the highly touted Patriots, 17-16.

And coach Lowery believes that defense was the key to the victory.

“I thought our defense played really well, especially in the second half,” Lowery said. “American Christian has a great quarterback, and we really stepped up to control the game and control him.”

 

In 2003, Brantley lost to American Christian 28-27 after leading 27-7 at halftime.

But the Bulldogs wouldn’t let history repeat itself.

And according to coach Lowery, a key reason for their success is team unity.

I think our kids just play real well together,” Lowery said. “There’s not one strength that sticks out.”

On Friday night, the Brantley Bulldogs will be facing the Cinderella Bulldogs in a battle to advance to the finals.

So what’s the key for Brantley to overcome the magical journey for Sweet Water?

“Controlling the football,” Lowery said. “I think the team that controls the ball the most will be in the best shape to win it.”

A.L. Johnson head coach Mose Jones had the privilege of playing both Sweet Water and Brantley this season.

And coach Jones pointed out some key factors for both squads.

“They really match up real well,” Jones said. “Brantley has a lot of speed and Sweet Water has a lot of strength. The key for Sweet Water will be a matter of being able to stop Devaris Skanes. On the other side, Sweet Water has three good backs that Brantley will have to stop.”

According to coach Jones, Sweet Water will have the edge on passing.

The running game is the biggest strength for both sets of Bulldogs, but according to coach Jones, both teams have some minor flaws.

“Their running game would be strengths for both of them,” Jones said. “And the speed of Brantley is their greatest strength. Sweet Water’s main weakness would probably be pass defense. Brantley’s weakness would be being able to stop the run coming right at them.”

Come Friday night, the dog fight begins.

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