“Coach said that men need to be men, and we need to take ownership, man up, and just play football,” said Bulldogs senior running back Sterling Dailey, who’s rushed for six touchdowns through two games.
Stone Bridge (1-1) rebounded nicely last Thursday with a 45-35 win at Langley (1-1).
Dailey said the script flipped compared to week one. The Bulldogs’ offense played better, but the defensive unit suffered repeated breakdowns and yielded four passing touchdowns to Saxons senior quarterback Nick Casso.
Stone Bridge’s play in the secondary will again be at the forefront when the Bulldogs travel to Broad Run (3-0) Friday.
“They [Spartans] have some big receivers on the outside,” Daley said, “so it’ll be a pretty good matchup for our corners. They’re very athletic.”
For a Stone Bridge group whose aspirations weren’t dashed by the season-opening loss, the mission over the next eight weeks on out is simple.
“We know that we have to win them all,” defensive back D’Ante Yarborough said.
Around the area: Stonewall Jackson Coach Mike Dougherty said via text that Raiders senior quarterback Greg Stroman is “doubtful” for Friday’s game at Woodbridge. Stroman injured his hip in the fourth quarter of a 36-22 loss to Hylton back on Sept. 6. . .