ECI football preview (and schedule)
By Justin Gray
The ECI Bulldogs are looking forward to another successful season on the gridiron. After a second round playoff run last season, expectations are high once again. Again and again the Bulldogs live up to those expectations winning year in and year out. They return a big group of upperclassmen and great leadership along with some younger players who look to be key to their success.
The Bulldogs have always been a gritty team, never backing down and playing hard to the whistle on every play. Their hard-nosed football style of play has been what they have been about for years under Head Coach Chris Kearson.
The offense is looking forward to another productive season led by Senior Quarterback Bryce Kearson and Senior Runningback PJ Farnum and their tough offensive line.
The defense has always been a strongpoint for the dawgs, crushing opponents week in and week out and this year is shaping up to be not different.
The Bulldogs schedule looks a little different this year with the regions being shaken up. When asked about the toughest games on the schedule, Coach Kearson replied “Not to sound cliche' but every game on our schedule is gonna be a dog fight. In order to find out what kind of heart and fight we have it's important to test ourselves early and often.”
The Bulldogs have always played a tough non-region schedule especially under Coach Kearson and they believe it helps them tremendously when it becomes playoff time. The Bulldogs will play their scrimmage game at home against Fitzgerald on August 12th. They open the regular season on August 26th versus Metter at home.
ECI Football Schedule
Date Opponent Location
8/12 Fitzgerald (Scrimmage) Home
8/26 Metter Home
9/2 Lincoln County Away
9/9 Dublin Away
9/16 Swainsboro Home
9/23 Johnson County Away
9/30 Jefferson County Home
10/14 Portal* Home
10/21 McIntosh County Academy* Away
10/28 Jenkins County* Home
11/4 Montgomery County* Away