It was another slow start that cost the Alvord Bulldogs a chance at their first district win against Jacksboro. The Bulldogs will try to snap their seven-game losing streak in their final home game of the season.
Alvord (1-7, 0-3) hosts the Henrietta Bearcats (2-6, 0-3) Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
“Offensively we came out sluggish and had too many blown assignments,” Alvord coach Curtis Enis said. “We gave Jacksboro two short fields and a pick six. I thought the defense played well but gave up too many long passes.”
The Bulldogs held the Tigers to only six second-half points, which Alvord would like to build on this week.
The tough part of the district schedule is behind the Bulldogs, so a chance to end the season with two straight victories is a possibility.
Henrietta has struggled, going winless so far in district, falling to City View, Jacksboro and Holliday. Their last win was back on Sept. 28 against S&S. Their other victory was a 14-12 win at Paradise in week one.
Alvord will look to build on Cassidy Patterson’s 139 passing yards and Joe Randall’s 95-yard rushing performance.
“The second half we finally found some rhythm offensively,” Enis said. “Hopefully it will carry over to Henrietta.”
HENRIETTA (2-6, 0-3) AT ALVORD (1-7, 0-3)
7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium
ALVORD: Harris Rating 170
NOTABLE: The Bulldogs are trying to break a seven-game losing streak.
HENRIETTA: Harris Rating 182
NOTABLE: The Bearcats have only scored three points in their first three district games.
HARRIS LINE: Henrietta by 9