NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- The New Albany Bulldogs will enter our Game of the Week with a 1-2 record. A record they say does not give them the respect they believe they deserve. If they're going to get that respect, they're going to need to elevate their play to get a win over the undefeated Amory Panthers.
"It's not where we want to be at this point in the season," Senior offensive lineman Adam Conlee said. "We all had high expectations going into this year."
The Bulldogs blew a 20 point lead in the opener against Pontotoc, then beat Booneville. Last week they played a solid three quarters before running out of gas against 6A opponent Hernando. The game against Amory is the last game before division play.
"We just have to play better and make sure we have all the fundamentals down that way we can go into division best we can be," Senior linebacker Jackson Formsma said.
For third-year coach Cody Stubblefield, he said division games matter the most in terms of getting to the playoffs, but the Bulldogs need some momentum.
"I've told our guys it's a must-win," Stubblefield said. "We've got to go into that bye week with a little more confidence."
And the weight of the game is not lost on the players.
"It's very important," Senior receiver Isaiah Cohran said. "Just light the fire and keep going during division and hopefully make the state."
1-2 New Albany against an undefeated Amory team, should be an awesome game Friday night. We'll have coverage from Amory starting at 5 o'clock and then coverage from games all over Northeast Mississippi.