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Alvord attempts winning finish

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012

{{{*}}}Alvord broke their seven-game losing streak Friday and now will look to end the season with two straight wins.

Alvord (2-7, 1-3) heads to City View (4-5, 1-3) Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

SANDWICHED – Alvord’s Brandon Aeling and Shane McKinney team up to crunch a Henrietta runner in the 12-10 Bulldog win Friday. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

The Bulldogs were able to do some things against Henrietta that they would like to carry over to next season. Despite some early miscues, Alvord was able to start putting some things together, including 184 rushing yards from Joe Randall.

“Joe did a good job,” head coach Curtis Enis said. “We were able to get him in the wildcat formation and get some passes out of it, too. It gave us a look at what next year could be like.”

The defense also started coming together, getting some big stops preserving the victory.

“Our defense stepped up,” Enis said. “We held them to a field goal one time and got a goal-line stand another time.”

The defense may be shuffling to fill some spots this week. Casen Baker and Benni Browne both suffered injuries and are questionable.

City View is coming off a 35-0 loss to Holliday. Their lone district win was a 7-0 victory over Henrietta. They also have wins against Olney, Archer City and Haskell.

“It’s always a tough place to play,” Enis said. “They are a lot like us. They have a lot of young kids, and their quarterback does a pretty good job running the wishbone.”

ALVORD (2-7, 1-3) AT CITY VIEW (4-5, 1-3)
7:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium

ALVORD: Harris Rating 173

NOTABLE: Joe Randall ran 27 times for 184 yards and four touchdowns last week against Henrietta.

CITY VIEW: Harris Rating 185

NOTABLE: Like Alvord, the Mustangs’ lone district win came against Henrietta.

HARRIS LINE: City View by 7

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