Bulldogs bounce again from first loss with 48-0 win, they’re 17-3 after a loss underneath Smith
By East Alabama Sports activities Right now
JACKSONVILLE – Within the uncommon occasions that Piedmont slips, it by no means takes lengthy for the Bulldogs to get again on the profitable observe.
The Bulldogs returned to their profitable methods Friday with a straightforward 48-0 victory over Nice Valley, a win that stored them within the hunt for a bit of the Class 3A Area 5 title.
The Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1) have misplaced back-to-back video games in the identical season solely 3 times in coach Steve Smith’s 14-year tenure. They’re superb 17-3 in video games instantly following a loss.
“We simply attempt to look to the subsequent recreation — even after a tricky loss like final week,” Smith stated. “We all the time say the subsequent recreation is the most important recreation as a result of it’s the subsequent recreation.”
Final week’s loss knocked them from No. 1 to No. 5 within the 3A rankings, however they went proper again to work. Taking part in totally on a brief subject and in heavy rain, they jumped out to a 48-0 halftime lead and maintained it with their reserves within the second half.
Jack Hayes threw 4 landing passes, two to Jadon Calhoun and one every to Austin Estes and Brayden Morgan. Hayes now has 15 landing passes this season and 59 in his profession.
On the quilt: Piedmont’s Jakari Foster races in the direction of the top zone towards Nice Valley. (Photograph by Greg Warren).