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Tue. August 31, 2010 | Izzy Gould | Email

Zephyrhills football coach Reggie Roberts said the Bulldogs had mixed emotions after a 14-13 win against River Ridge in last week's preseason classic.

How did the team respond following an 2-8 season in 2009?

"The kids were happy we walked away from there with a win," Roberts said. "We know we can play better than we played. It was mixed feelings. We had three touchdowns called back, but other than that we should have put more points on the board. We're better than a 14-point team."

Now he has a week to think about it.

The Bulldogs saw good and bad. One promising drive was led by quarterback Chris Reaves, who marched the Bulldogs on an 88-yard scoring drive.

"Right now we came off of our classic and saw some of the things we need to improve on," Roberts said. "No key injuries right now.
We're just trying to correct those minor mistakes. There's no battles to settle. We just continue and have to get back to playing next week."

The Bulldogs have a bye this week, something that tugs at Roberts in two ways.

"It's twofold," Roberts said of an early bye-week. "It's good coming in with this new system. We can see what we have and what adjustments we need to make. But it would be nice to have a week to heal after a big game. We have some tough games back-to-back. We have a long season ahead of us starting next Friday night."

igould@tampabay.com

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