Brantley chasing sixth region title in last seven years

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2005

Brantley coach David Lowery isn't one to complain, but the Bulldogs' coach wishes that Region 2, Class 1A would be more competitive.

The Bulldogs will clinch their sixth region title in the last seven years under Lowery with a win over McKenzie this Friday at Williams-Vickery Field.

Brantley, winners of their last seven in a row, is coming off a 46-6 drubbing of Pleasant Home. So far this season the Bulldogs have outscored their opponents 298-63 to average more than 37 points a game.

Lowery said that by rolling through the region slate undefeated and with little opposition, it has allowed for him to build depth on his team.

&#8220It's allowed for us to play more kids and try to build depth on the team,” Lowery said. &#8220You just hope that it carries over into the playoffs.”

But the disadvantage to having been tested just three games so far this season, is the lack of experience of playing a full four quarters, Lowery said.

&#8220It makes you worry about whether or not this team will be in shape and prepared to play four quarters in the playoffs,” he said.

McKenzie, which is still battling injury and low numbers, is giving up 38 points a game. The Tigers (0-8) have been outscored 305-40 this year under their two head coaches, David Kirkland and current interim coach Timothy Moorer.

&#8220You have to have respect for the coaches and kids that show up every day over there,” Lowery said of McKenzie.

So does Lowery overlook the Tigers this week to prepare for a big non-region battle at Luverne next Thursday?

Not a chance, Lowery said.

&#8220The focus this week will be on us,” he said.