According to Head Football Coach Bobby Bennett, Columbia has a tough defense.

"The front three on Columbia's defense are good. They have a good nose tackle and some big kids on defense. The defensive backs are good. Defense is their strength," Bennett said.

Columbia has a new coach who is really their old coach. Danny Greene, gone for one year, is back again. Suwannee County knows how good Greene is.

Offensively, Columbia is not as strong as they are defensively, according to Bennett.

"Offensively, they have some speed. I don't think they're going to throw much," said Bennett.

To combat Columbia's tough defense, Bennett hopes his team's conditioning will outlast the Tigers'.

"Camp was very beneficial to us. Hopefully we will win the fourth quarter," Bennett said.

Bennett is also hoping to be able to protect the passer. Columbia has a good pass rush. To win, Bennett said the Dogs will need to be able to throw the ball.

"Defensively, we're going to be okay," Bennett said. "We're going to have to do a good job protecting to get some throws off. Columbia expects to get you with pressure. We need to keep the pressure off."

Bennett spoke about the Wakulla game at the recent Suwannee Quarterback Club meeting.

"Overall, the second half was decent," Bennett said. "In the first half, we didn't do a very good job of covering. We've got to get better. We wanted to see a good thrower and I think we saw one. We made some personnel changes and I expect a great effort Friday against Columbia."

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