Bulldogs look to ground it out against Eagles

Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 05:49 PM.

That's not to say that Hatten wasn't pleased with the effort of sophomore quarterback Corey Armstrong, who made his first career start against Leon.

"He (Armstrong) threw a couple of touchdowns off play action (pass)," Hatten said. He played OK. He managed the game well and didn't make any mistakes.

"We went into the game thinking we would attempt throw the ball a little more than we did. I think we only attempted 11, 12 or 13 passes maybe. But the power running game was so good once we went to it we just never got away from it."

Having broken the losing streak, Hatten isn't overlooking an Eagle team looking for its first win.

"They will be an aggressive team," he said. "They will run the ball well. We have to do some scheming to make sure we are prepared for what they are doing.

"They are going to run power football at us, or at least that's what we think they are going to run at us. That's what they've run in the previous four or five ball games. We are expecting the inside, outside veer."

Hatten thinks the Pine Forest defense will crowd the box and try to stop the run. But he's already plotting ways to counter any overloads Pine Forest might employ to stop the run.

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