Week 9 did not go the way the Carmi-White County Bulldogs, or their fans would’ve liked. Carmi ends their regular season with a 30-24 loss to fall to 7-2. For the fans who were in attendance or those who watched/listened from home, you have to give Flora credit for how they played. With their backs against the wall, fighting for their playoff lives, they came into Carmi and pulled the upset.
With that being said, hundreds of high school football teams across Illinois have turned in their pads, turned off the lights and shifted their focus to the winter sports season. 256 teams are playing football this weekend, and one of those teams is the Carmi-White County Bulldogs. As heartbreaking and frustrating as the past two weeks have been for the Bulldogs, the season is far from over. Forget about what happened in week 8 and week 9. Now, it’s lose or go home.
This Saturday, the Bulldogs will face their toughest test to date when the 7-2 Athens Warriors travel 3 ½ hours south to Carmi for the first round of the IHSA Football Playoffs. We’ll find out more about the Warriors as the week goes on. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 PM, the game will be broadcasted on 97.3 FM WRUL and on the WRUL Sports YouTube Channel.