Friday Night Football Preview: Bulldogs Welcome Lions To Dawg Pound

Written By: JMF

Dawgs vs Cats – this version will be the Bulldogs of Lawrence County against the Lions of Boyd County. The Bulldogs (6-2) have won 2 straight games and 5 of 6. The Lions (4-4) are coming in fresh off a win over Rowan County. Both teams are hungry for another win.

The Lions are led by QB, Rhett Holbrook. Holbrook has completed 107 of 153 passes for 1,449 yards and 16 touchdowns. Holbrook also leads the team in rushing with 97 carries for 607 yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. In total Holbrook is averaging 181.1 yards per game passing and 75.9 yards per game rushing.

Camaron Collins has 44 carries for 408 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. Dakota Thompson has 61 carries for 319 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns for the Lions. In total the Lions are averaging 192.2 yards per game rushing and has scored 24 rushing touchdowns.

One of Holbrook’s favorite targets is Cole Hicks. Hicks has 26 receptions for 546 yards and 7 touchdown receptions. In addition to Hicks, Holbrook likes to find Garrett Crum. Crum has 36 receptions for 516 yards and 6 touchdown receptions. Marcus Brumfield has 24 receptions for 196 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Lions enter the matchup with the Bulldogs averaging 35.1 points per game.

The Lions are giving up 31.1 points per game. The Lions are a very opportunistic defense. The defense has 4 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries on the season. In addition, the defense has 9 interceptions on the season. Cole Hicks is leading the team with 4 interceptions on the season. The defense also has 8 sacks this season and 63 tackles-for-loss.

The Bulldogs come into the game averaging 28.3 points per game and are allowing only 12.8 points per game. In fact, the Bulldogs haven’t allowed more than 20 points in any game this season. The defense will look to stifle the Lions offense.

The Bulldogs can pound it out on the ground, or they can air it out. The Lions will have to prepare for both the run and the pass.

Bulldogs QB, Talan Pollock has completed 57 of 123 passes for 951 yards and 13 touchdowns, while only throwing 4 interceptions this season. Pollock also has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

The Bulldogs rushing attack is led by Cody Crum. Crum has 101 carries for 742 yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. William McDavid has 73 carries for 413 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Caven Williams has 19 carries for 261 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. In total the Bulldogs are averaging 202.5 yards per game rushing and they have 18 rushing touchdowns on the season.

Pollock’s favorite target in the passing game is Carlo Chicko. Chicko has 25 receptions for 308 yards and 4 touchdown receptions this season. Dalton Runyons has 9 receptions for 299 yards and 4 touchdown receptions this season. In total Pollock has connected with 7 different players this season for a touchdown reception.

The Dawg pound will be rocking for this game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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