Ariton to host Lafayette in second round of playoffs


DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The 9-2 Ariton Purple Cats will host the Lafayette Bulldogs in round two of their Class 2A playoffs Friday night.

The Bulldogs come into the game with just a 6-4 record, but Ariton head coach Steven Kilcrease says don’t let statistics fool you.

“They’re 6-4 but they lost to an 11-0 Lanett, and an 11-0 Reeltown, they lost to some really good teams. This is a very good football team we have coming in Friday night ” Kilcrease said.

Last season, the Purple Cats lost in the third round of the playoffs. Coach Kilcrease stresses his team’s secondary defense needs to be better to make it to the third round.

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