Unbeaten Bulldogs take on Spring Garden Friday in round 2 of the playoffs


Spring Garden Panthers (10-1) @ Addison Bulldogs (11-0)

Class 1A

A.G. Hicks Stadium – Addison

Friday 7 p.m.

SERIES: First meeting

LAST WEEK IN FIRST ROUND: Addison defeated Shoals Christian 63-20, Spring Garden defeated South Lamar 40-14.

SPRING GARDEN: 2nd in 1A, Region 6

ADDISON: 1st in 1A, Region 7

Spring Garden comes to Winston County with the Panthers having scored exactly 500 points in 11 games, an average of 45.7 per contest.

The Panthers have allowed 12.9 a game, shutting out three opponents in the regular season.

Spring Garden started the season 8-0 before losing at Cedar Bluff on Oct. 21 by the score of 29-24 for the Region 6 championship.

Addison dismantled Shoals Christian last week in the opening round with three touchdowns in the first quarter and a 22-0 lead. It became a 37-14 score at halftime and 57-14 at the end of the third period.

In 11 games, David Smothers' Bulldogs have tallied 482 points, scoring 43.7 per contest. The defense has surrendered 210, an average of 19.1 per game.

Addison is 6-0 at home with Spring Garden only 3-1 away from its campus. The Panthers have seven wins against no losses playing at home.

The Bulldogs have reached the second round of the AHSAA playoffs for the first time since 2013. Spring Garden was defeated in round two of the 1A playoffs a year ago by Decatur Heritage 30-22 in overtime.

Addison is one of five schools in Class 1A that is undefeated going into the second round of the playoffs. The Bulldogs are the only north Alabama team that is 11-0 with the other four schools located in south Alabama.

The Bulldogs entered the playoffs No. 3 in the 1A state prep poll.

The winner of Addison-Spring Garden faces the winner of Hubbertville-Hackleburg in the quarterfinal round on Nov. 18 with the site to be determined.


Copyright 2016 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.