Bulldogs take on Class 5A opponent Walnut Grove

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By Alvin Richardson

staff writer

For the second time in three weeks the Bulldogs move up in class to take on a school two classifications above them.  Morgan travels to Walnut Grove High School in Loganville to take on the Warriors in what should prove to be an interesting contest.  Last year Morgan County scored on the final play of regulation when Trent Folds hit Seth Robertson in the back of the end zone on the final play in regulation to force a tie.  The Bulldogs scored a field goal in the overtime but Walnut Grove found the end zone on fourth and one to give them a 34-31 win.

Morgan County leads the series 2-1 having won 26-12 in 2010 and 20-0 in 2011 before losing last year’s contest.  Walnut Grove went on to post a record of 2-8 last season and a fifth place finish in Region 8AAAAA which left them outside the state playoffs.  The Warriors are coached by Robert Andrews who is in his second season at the school.  Prior to coaching at Walnut Grove Andrews was the head coach at Bowdon High School where he spent three seasons.  The Red Devils posted a record of 14-19 over that span with records of 6-6 in 2015, 6-5 in 2016 and 2-8 in 2017.

Walnut Grove is a relatively new school having begun varsity football and a full region schedule in 2010.  Their record over that span is 23-69.  The Warriors have played only one game thus far this season and fell to George Walton Academy 37-7 on August 23rd.  They did not play this past week.

Game time is 7:30 p.m..   

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