LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Male Bulldogs football team has spent the last few practices in Jeffersonville, Indiana preparing for their 6A championship game in Bowling Green.
Male head coach Chris Wolfe located a field turf surface at the Woehrle Athletic Complex and has bussed his team over for three days to practice.
“Our field is shot. We had some rain and, of course, the cold weather, so being able to get out here and get used to it (is important), “Wolfe said. “The turf may not be the same as it is as WKU, but you get the feel for it.”
Wolfe’s team has already gotten the feel for winning. The Bulldogs are 14-0 heading into Saturday night’s title tilt with the Lexington Lafayette Generals.
The Generals have given up the most points of any other team remaining in the postseason, but the Bulldogs believe those overall numbers don’t matter.
“We don’t really look at any of their early games,” said senior linebacker Jack Kuerzi. “We look at what they’ve done the last couple of weeks. They’ve got a tremendous amount of talent on the team. They’re playing their best football now.”
After starting the season 3-2 (including a 70-14 loss at Trinity on September 4th), the General have won 10 of their last 11 games coming into the playoffs. Their last loss was a 65-46 shootout against Scott County September 18th.
“They went into Trinity and didn’t have a great game, but that’s why you play those games early,” Wolfe said. “They’ve fixed a lot of things.”
Male is in search of its seventh state title and the first for the Bulldogs since 2000.
“We just need one more win,” said senior wide receiver Keion Wakefield, who missed much of this season with two sprained ankles. He says the previous 14 games mean nothing heading into Saturday’s 6A Final.
“We can be 0-1 this week, or 1-0, and we’re looking to be 1-0.”
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