Bulldogs and Panthers to face off tonight


By Kelly Duncan - kduncan@civitasmedia.com



NEWBERRY — The Newberry Bulldogs are ready to take on the Chapman High School Panthers and are going into tonight’s game after defeating Clinton High School 31-20 last week.

“The main focus this week is just to get better. We’re not where we really want to be yet, and we’re just trying to get there,” said Newberry High School Football Coach Phil Strickland. “Chapman throws the ball extremely well. We can’t give up big plays. We don’t want to give up too many big plays. I think the key to our success this week is keeping the ball away from them and sustaining some drive on offense.”

Not giving up big plays and sustaining drive on offense is what Strickland said the Bulldogs will have to do to bring home a win.

“We need some long ball possessions and keep our defense off the field as much as possible,” he said.

The Bulldogs are currently 5-3 overall and 2-1 in region play. The Panthers are 6-2 overall and 2-1 in region play. The Panthers are coming into tonight’s game after a 51-7 victory over Mid-Carolina last week.

Kick off is at 7:30 p.m.

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By Kelly Duncan

kduncan@civitasmedia.com

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868, or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868, or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

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