HANCEVILLE - As Craig Flanigan begins his second season coaching at Hanceville, the Bulldogs look to end a three-game losing skid when Cold Springs visits Ray Talley Stadium in the opener August 25.
Hanceville was 1-4 on the home turf last season when Flanigan took over the program, three weeks before kickoff.
The Bulldogs claimed a 28-22 victory over Vinemont for their only win in front of the home crowd.
With things much smoother as the 2017 season approaches, the Bulldogs roll out the welcome mat for their opponent from Southwest Cullman County for the first time since the 2009 season. Hanceville was a 32-0 winner that year with Danny Miller the coach for the purple and gold.
The Bulldogs are 3-0 vs. the Eagles at Talley Stadium. Flanigan's unit went to Cold Springs last season, fought off a storm and the Eagles for a 20-8 victory.
Hanceville played good football vs. the county a season ago, defeating Cold Springs, Vinemont and Good Hope, with the lone setback coming against Holly Pond. Holly Pond and Good Hope will come to Hanceville in 2017 where the Bulldogs are working hard at the present time to put together their first winning season since 2013 when they were 9-2 and champions of 3A, Region 7.
Hanceville's R.J. Evans trying to tackle Addison RB Ben Robinson in 2016 game.
Photo courtesy of the Cullman Times.