The folks at Freeport are ready for Friday night's home playoff game with Graceville. After all, they've waited a long, long time between playoff games on the home field.
Bulldogs set to host first playoff game since 2011
Coach Sean Arntz and his Freeport Bulldogs are getting set to host coach Barry Gardner and his Graceville Tigers. These two teams heading into the playoffs with different vibes, if you will.
The Tigers won their last two, taking their record to 7-3. That includes the win Saturday at Tommy Oliver over Sneads in the "Big Bend Brawl".
The Bulldogs meanwhile, well they come into the postseason having lost three in a row, so coach Arntz hoping to reverse that come Friday night. And he's hoping the fact Freeport's hosting it's first playoff game since 2011 will give his team a much needed boost!
"It's awesome man, it's been 3,200 days since we've hosted a home playoff game, so we're super pumped about it." Freeport head coach Sean Arntz told us. "Our community has been behind us all year so we're excited to give them the opportunity to come back out and watch some high school football in Freeport one more Friday night. I'm just really happy with our team overall, you know coming back from a down year last year, they didn't let that get to their heads and they answered the call in the off season, in the preseason, the beginning of this year. We've had some rough times lately but we're ready to bounce back and prove our worth to everybody on our home field."
Armtz knows he and his guys will need maximum effort to control a Graceville attack that features Xavian Sorey and Jeremiah Castro, who have combined for more than two thousand yards from scrimmage.
"I see that they're a lot faster than us. They're very very fast, they have a lot of good athletes. They're very well coached and disciplined on defense. We're going to have to do all we can just to keep them contained. And then also to make our blocks on offense being that they're so disciplined."
That game at Freeport set to start at 7:30, and is one of many playoff games we'll feature on Friday Night Overtime.