The Brundidge (Pike County High School) Bulldogs (Class 3A) will be traveling to Birmingham this week to play for the state 3A championship on Thursday at 3pm. A win would be the second crown in three years and would, joining 1988 and 1989, be a total of 4 state crowns! Wow! My commendations to Coach Grant and the 25 guys who give it their all every week (and have done so since the summer).
I noticed an article in The Messenger this morning by Ken Rogers, Success Starts with Good Blocking…
The numbers are impressive, of course. Pike County has outgained its opponents 5,578 yards to 1,522. The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents 675-71. Four running backs are averaging 9 yards or better per carry.
That doesn't happen without a dominant offensive line."It starts with blocking," Bulldogs head coach Wayne Grant said Monday. "That's probably the part of our team that's been overlooked the most this season."
That line is a key factor for the Bulldogs this week as they prepare for the Class 3A championship game Thursday at 3 p.m. against Cherokee County.
As Grant reviewed tape of Friday night's 42-21 victory over region rival T.R. Miller, he noticed the effectiveness of the offensive line got better as the game went along.
I agree with Coach Grant and with Mr. Rogers. Without those guys on the front line, the great offense would just fizzle out.
How often in life to we fail to see this truth as well? Every person cannot be “a star” someone has to block. We absolutely have to take our eyes off of self and consider GOD first and others next. Love has got to be outwardly focused – not looking inward all the time. True love is not about “what’s in it for me” but rather about selflessness and sacrifice. Love is an act of the will, not a feeling. If we continue to be a self-centered and selfish people, tragedy and destruction will overtake us (individually and as a nation).