Thursday night begins the quest for a state championship by the Red River Bulldogs. And they will begin at home at 6:00 pm.
The Dawgs go into the playoffs 14-14 on the season, 3 and 3 in district. Their first opponent is Rapides High School from Lecompte. The Journal asked Coach Dadrian Harris how important this first playoff game is? “Playing the 1st playoff game at home is huge for us. The way the bracket is set up this will be our last game at home even if we win out,” said Harris. He invited everyone to the game, “I’d love to see a packed house; we definitely need the positive energy and support from the fans.”
We asked Harris for his assessment of Rapides High. He said, “Rapides is a team we cannot take lightly which no team is at this point of the season. They thrive off of their scrappiness, and they don’t give up easily. We’re a bit bigger than them as far as matchups. All in all, we have to match and exceed their intensity.”
So, how are you preparing the players for the game Thursday night? Harris said, “Approaching practice every day with the win or go home mindset. As far as what we do, nothing has changed. We’re breaking down their strengths and weaknesses and locking in on the execution of the game plan.
Tip-off is 6:00 pm at the Dawg Pound Thursday night. Come early and get a great seat.
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