Playoff hopes still in tact for Bulldogs

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 05:39 PM.

Pettis — who downplayed the past — is determined to focus on the present.

“We can’t worry about that (the losing streak),” he said. “Like I told the kids today, they can’t control what has happened the last 30 years. All we can control is what happens right now.

I don’t care about streaks. We just have to go out there and play and take care of what we have to do. To me, it’s another team on our schedule and we have to show up and play.”

Pettis isn’t concerned about the last 30 years, but he is concerned about the 2012 Eagles.

“They are so big up front,” Pettis said. “They’ve got a real big offensive line and they do good job at quarterback with their two quarterbacks. I call them ‘big quarterback’ (Andrew Mitchell) and ‘little quarterback’ (Aston Hooker).

“They play both of them and both of them do things that concern us. They run the counter very well and they run the zone-read real well. So they do some things that give you problems and they do some things where the get their kids the ball out in space.”

Niceville will use a familiar 5-2 defense, which is no surprise to Pettis.

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