Matthews Butler #1 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 Poll with Bulldogs going to Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan and Stanford

Posted by Andy Durham on August 11, 2012 at 10:40 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

The Butler Bulldogs are loaded again and they are bound and determined not slip up this season, after the Page Pirates took them out back in 2011, at Page’s Marion Kirby Stadium….

from Lagston Wertz at the Charlotte Observer(www.charlotteobserver.com)

The last time Butler High was on a football field, the Bulldogs blew a 20-point halftime lead and lost to eventual state champion Greensboro Page.

The Bulldogs led 26-6 at halftime and looked confidentially headed to a third straight N.C. 4AA Western Regional championship game. In the second half, though, it all fell apart. Page scored 34 unanswered points and won 40-26.

Butler players have had a long offseason to think about what went wrong. Bulldogs second year coach Brian Hales feels like the loss, and the loss of self-entitlement that went with it, will make his team better.

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