Armstrong to start at quarterback as Bulldogs host Leon

Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 06:12 PM.

Hatten remains confident that the Bulldogs are a better team than their 1-4 record indicates.

"We've got great skill people and we think we can do some great things on offense with a guy that gets the ball out of his hand quick at quarterback in Corey," Hatten said. "We are a long ways from perfect, but we are a long ways from bad too. The words 'bad football team' would never be uttered with this team.

"We've  had some bad breaks and we haven't made plays when we could have made plays. We've had to overcome some poor decisions by me. There's been all kinds of things we've had to overcome and it's all part of growing and maturing as a team under new leadership."

Leon (2-3) is coming off a 35-21 loss to Florida High. If comparison against a similar opponent means anything, the Lions lost to Rickards 42-14. Rickards beat Crestview 32-27,

Leon uses a power running game on offense and will try to stretch the field at times with tall and athletic receivers.

Defensively the Lions run a four-man front and tries to shut down the run.

"They are aggressive," Hatten said. "They like to keep a lot of people in the box to prevent people from running on them. If we execute our plays (on offense) it should be competitive just like it has the last five ball games we play."

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