Ramona High School's Bulldogs will face off against the Torrey Pines Falcons in a deciding homecoming game Friday night at Bulldog Stadium. Both teams are heading into the game with a 4-4 record.
"Our advantage is a home game," Varsity Head Coach Damon Baldwin told Patch. "Our kids... are ready to turn it around."
Baldwin said that their record this year has been due to playing the toughest schedule the school as had to date. As the team has gotten better over the years under Baldwin's wing, their opponents have been fiercer, as evidenced by last week's game against Poway High School.
"Torrey Pines has a great offense–they're very explosive," Baldwin said. "Defensively, they're very fast."
The Bulldogs have also been out five starters in the past three weeks, causing some players to double-up on positions. Baldwin said that four of those players should be back in for the homecoming match against Torrey Pines.
"Luckily, there were no season-ending injuries," Baldwin said.
As for preparation? Baldwin said the varsity team is getting healthy and preparing for playoffs.
Cheer on the Dawgs Friday night at Bulldog Stadium at 7 p.m. during their homecoming game. And keep an eye out on Patch for Homecoming Court and game coverage!