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THURSDAY • August 18, 2016

2016 Schedule

8/26 @ Glascock County 9/2 @ Warren County 9/9 vs. Greenbrier *9/16 @ Glenn Hills *9/23 vs. Butler *9/30 vs. Screven County *10/7 vs. Jefferson County *10/15 @ Josey * 10/28 @ Laney *11/4 vs. Westside (Augusta)

2015 Results

*Region Game

The McDuffie Progress/Wayne Parham

Bulldogs strength will be on both sides of the ball

The HHS seniors are shown above. They are Brody Lane, Josh Collins, Fernando Wicker, Lane Phillips, Curt Muns, Joshua Russ, Deshawn Grant, Grayson Sheppard, Garret Devore, Jacob Matthews, Logan Hatcher, Christian Williams, Tyler Wood, Jody Farley and Shaun Tate.

BY LINDA GREEN

lgreen@mcduffieprogress.com

The Harlem High School Bulldogs began their 2016 football season Aug. 12 with a scrimmage game against Jenkins County. “Our goal is to work hard on the field and in the classroom and be the best we can be, and make it to the state playoffs,” said head coach Todd Booker. The coach said the 2016-2017 team will have more depth on both sides of the ball. “We should be bigger and faster after a great offseason and summer in the weight room,” he said. “This

year's team has worked hard every day in the weight room and on the practice field. They are getting better each day.” At the end of 2015, the team was ranked 362 in Georgia and ended the season with an overall record of 3-7 and a region record of 2-4. The 2016-17 team wearing the red and black comprises 69 players, and nine seniors were lost to graduation in the spring. The coach said the strength of this year's Bulldog football team is the offensive and defensive lines. Throughout practice and through team meetings, Booker and his staff have tried to instill goals among the

players. The primary goal, Booker said, has been to reinforce in each member to not let anyone outwork them and to take pride in doing things right. Booker asked Bulldog fans to attend the games and support the team. “These young men have worked extremely hard this off season and summer and we are committed to getting better everyday,” Booker said. The Harlem Bulldogs will open their season on Aug. 26 at Glascock County, and the Bulldogs will open their region schedule on Sept. 16 at Glenn Hills.

8/21 @ Greenbrier 10-3 Loss 8/28 vs. Grovetown 42-7 Loss 9/11 @ Warren County 12-6 Loss 9/18 vs. Glascock 41-7 Win *9/25 @ Swainsboro 34-27 Win *10/2 vs. Screven County 41-0 Loss *10/9 @ Dublin 34-9 Loss *10/16 vs. Metter 34-33 Loss *10/23 @ Jefferson County 49-0 Loss *11/6 vs. East Laurens 28-6 Win *Region Game

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