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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Hartwell Sun pre-game analysis of FB playoff with Dunwoody

The Hartwell Sun, Sports, 11/15/06, by Mark Hynds

Bulldogs start playoff run with Dunwoody

From the story:
Fifteen years and counting. The Hart County Bulldogs will continue one of the longest active playoff streaks in the state when they take on the Dunwoody Wildcats, Friday, Nov. 17, at Herndon Stadium.

The Wildcats come to Hartwell as the number three seed out of Region 5-AAA. They finished tied for second in Region 5B-AAA.

The Wildcats finished the regular season 7-3 overall and 5-2 in region play.

Their wins include a 32-27 victory over Apalachee and their three losses were to teams with a combined record of 20-10, including 2-AAAA member Woodward Academy.

They run their offense out of the Wing T. Quarterback Jeron Sykes has thrown for 1,060 yards, completing 61 out of 108 attempts. He's thrown for seven touchdowns and been picked off four times.

His primary receiver is Marcel Bouie, who has caught 30 passes for 430 yards. He has four touchdowns as well.

On the ground, they are led by Karl Evans (769 yards, 112 carries) and Cameron Ford (561 yards, 84 carries).

Defensively, they are led by their free safety Justin Jenkins, who has 69 tackles and an interception. Inside line backer Michael Ervin has recorded 64 tackles and an interception.

Malcolm Mitchell and Kenton Myers lead the team in sacks with four each.

“Our secondary is probably our strongest aspect on defense,” said Wildcats' head coach James Teter. “Hopefully, we can contain Teasley and that offense and limit the big plays.”
“They probably haven't seen a team who throws the ball like we do, said Bulldog head coach Joby Scroggs. “We feel like we can throw it on them.”

“They are not real big, but they are quick,” said Scroggs. They may be the fastest team we've played all year. We are stronger so we will try and run right at them.”

Defensively, the Bulldogs will see something similar to what they saw against Winder-Barrow, without all the misdirection.

“They don't do anything fancy, said Scroggs. “But we struggled against Winder so we'll definitely have to play better.

Playing the first round game at home will also be important.

“In the playoffs, you usually have to travel a couple of hours, said Scroggs. “It will be nice for us to stay in our routine. Plus, we'll have a big crowd on hand which is always an advantage.”


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