By Megan Hecox
The 3rd and 4th Grade Waldron Bulldogs are Championship bound. The Bulldogs have broken free of their leashes and chains this season to make it to the Championship game and will face off against the Charleston Tigers. The team went 5-3 in the regular season and dominated Heavener in their playoff game last week.
Coming into this season, none of Waldron’s opponents expected this kind of success from the Bulldogs 3rd and 4th Grade squad. The Bulldogs aren’t quite done just yet though. The coaches and players know they have one more tough test ahead of them…..the Charleston Tigers. Waldron squared off against the Tigers in regular season play with the Bulldogs coming out short 22-16. But that was then and this is now. This one is for the Gold.
Waldron League President Jared Kluthe said this about their upcoming Championship Game “Tomorrows game is the biggest game that these boys have ever played in. This is the first time that the Championship game has ever been played in Waldron and this is also the first 3rd and 4th Grade team that has made it to the Championship. Words cannot express how proud myself, Coach Mays, and Coach Brown are of this group. Last year was probably one of the worst seasons we have had and to make a complete 360 turn around this season is strictly due to the determination of the players. We would love to see a packed stadium at tomorrows Championship game. Town support is a HUGE part of the success of the program and we hope that everyone can come together and do exactly what we preach to the boys……Rise As One.”
The 3rd and 4th Grade Bulldogs are looking to bring home the hardware tomorrow in the AR-OK River Valley Championship game against Charleston. The game will kickoff in Waldron at 1:00 pm. The players are ready. The Coaches are ready. Are you?
By Megan Hecox