BULLDOGS STILL HUNGRY: Andalusia prepares for homecoming battle

Published 12:05 am Friday, October 20, 2017

The top-ranked Andalusia Bulldogs (7-1, 5-0) have already clinched the Class 4A, Region 1 title, but they are hungry for more as they prepare to take on W.S. Neal tonight in Andalusia for homecoming.

“There is no doubt a lot of things going on this week,” Andalusia head coach Trent Taylor said. “They are teenagers anyway so they aren’t going to focus on one thing for too long anyway, but there are more distractions this week.”

Taylor said that even with the added homecoming activities that he expects his team to be focused.

“The biggest thing at this point in the year is that it gets you out of your routine on Friday,” Taylor said of homecoming. “It’s not like this is the first year we have had homecoming, so I expect that players will still be ready. We have had a great week of practice and the kids have stayed focused.”

As for W.S. Neal, Taylor said they aren’t a pushover team.

“W.S. Neal is not my top pick for homecoming,” Taylor said. “This is a team that is hungry to win. They know they need to win one of these last two games to make the playoffs. You can tell by watching film that these kids really play hard. We better be ready because they are going to play us hard for four quarters. We have to put the floats and skits aside, and focus on playing a quality football team.”

Taylor said that this week’s practice has been productive.

“There isn’t really one area that we came into the week saying that we needed to improve,” Taylor said. “We are set up so that we work on a little bit of everything each day. At this point in the year, we still want to see improvement every day. If you aren’t still improving, your time in playoffs is going to be short lived. We want to be better football players after practice then we were a few hours before practice.”