Eagles hit road for first time this year

Published 7:11 am Wednesday, September 10, 2008

By By Adam Robinson
Sports Editor

After being roughed up pretty badly last Friday night at home against the Clarke County Bulldogs 49-12, the W.S. Neal Eagle football team will hit the road for the first time this season as they travel to Andalusia to take on the 0-2 Andalusia High School Bulldogs.
Andalusia is coming off a 20-15 region loss to B.C. Rain last week in Mobile.
The Bulldogs seemed ready to pick up their first win of their 2008 season last week and their first region win as recent Alabama football commitment Nico Johnson intercepted a Red Raider pass on defense at the 4:17 mark left in the game. After failing to move the ball on offense, the Bulldogs were forced to give the ball back to B.C. Rain. After the change of possession, B.C. Rain scored with 1:06 left in the game to claim a 20-15 win.
While Andalusia is winless in the 2008 season and under a new head coach, Hathcock said he sees some positives in the team the Eagles will face this Friday.
On defense for the Bulldogs is Johnson. The senior linebacker has been highly recruited for the Bulldogs this season and just last week, committed to play for the University of Alabama and head coach Nick Saban.
One other thing Eagle head coach Hathcock noticed is the improvement of the Bulldogs from their first game of the season until last week.
While that proves to be a concern for Hathcock and the Eagles, the first road trip of the season also concerns Hathcock.
Along with the physicalness of his team, Hathcock said his offense needs not to turn the ball over so much.
The W.S. Neal Eagles and the Andalusia Bulldogs will tangle this Friday night in Andalusia at 7 p.m. at Andalusia Bulldog Stadium.