"We're ready to get the season going," said Long. "I'd say this is the best shape we've ever been in after a week. We're close to game-shape now."
Long said that one key ingredient in most of the Bulldog losses last season (6-17-1) was their lack of presence on the defensive end after halftime.
"In the second half, we just broke down," he said. "The other teams capitalized and attacked."
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