Bulldogs prepare for Trinity

Published 12:05 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

Jamal Hourel eclipsed the 100-yard mark Saturday night against Brooks.

Jamal Hourel eclipsed the 100-yard mark Saturday night against Brooks.

After starting the 2016 with a big win over Class 5A Brooks High School, the Andalusia Bulldogs (1-0) will take on Trinity (0-1) in their home-opener on Friday at the Andalusia High School stadium.

The Bulldogs will also hold Senior Night on Friday night for the senior football players and cheerleaders.

“Anytime you play them (Trinity) it’s a concern,” Andalusia head coach Trent Taylor said. “They are a very well coached team, and I think the biggest thing about them is they was they throw the football.”

Taylor said the Bulldogs will have to be prepared to defend the pass.

“More and more teams are starting to pass the ball in high school, but this is a team that has been doing for the past 10 years,” Taylor said. “They have been doing it for a while, the kids believe in it and they are good at it.”

Trinity lost last week in their season-opener, but Taylor said he expects a strong showing from them on Friday night.

“They made a few mistakes and gave up some big plays on Friday,” Taylor said. “They aren’t likely to make those same mistakes this week against us. They are a young team, but they have a great coach that will make the adjustments that they need.”

As for the Bulldog’s offense, Taylor said he will see what the defense is giving up and try to take advantage of it.

“It will be a lot like Saturday night,” Taylor said. “We will go into the game and see where they are tipping their hand. Coming in the game Saturday, we didn’t expect to be in the spread as much as we were, but that’s what they were giving us. We will try to mix it up, and will continue to do that all season.”

Kickoff between Andalusia and Trinity will be at 7 p.m., at the Andalusia High School football stadium.