Corrigan's Long Playoff Run

by Coleman Swierc

For the first five games of the season Corrigan looked unstoppable.  Five straight wins had the Bulldogs primed for a long playoff run. That's exactly what they got.  After two straight losses to begin district the Dogs have been in a "dogfight" for their playoff lives.  Corrigan has played sudden death style of football for a month and a half.

"After we lost to Newton and Hemphill, we were in a position where we knew as a football team that we could not lose again," Head Coach Seven Armstrong says.  "We told our kids that the playoffs have started already.  You lose one more and your done."

Responding to their coaches call, the Bulldogs reeled of 3 straight to make the playoffs and a possible showdown with number one Mart.  Or so they thought.

"It felt like Hamilton was pretty good if they beat Mart," Armstrong says.  "So the fact that we played Hamilton instead of Mart still scared you."

Despite not getting their wish, Corrigan took no chances with Hamilton.  The Bulldogs rolled to a 30-15 victory and a spot in regional semifinals."

"At first we started out kind of slow," Senior Nick Myers says.  "But in the second half we came out and took care of business and showed them we were the better team."

The Bulldogs will play their 3rd state playoff game this Friday against Arp at 7:30 p.m. from S.F.A.'s Homer Bryce Stadium.