After two weeks of practicing against themselves, the Alvord Bulldogs will get a chance to hit someone else Saturday.
Alvord and Valley View will take the field at Bulldog Stadium at 10 a.m. with the junior varsity. The varsity squads will follow for 15 plays for each first-team offense and 10 for second teams. Alvord coach Curtis Enis said each unit could get a second set of plays.
He is looking forward to seeing his team in action.
“I want to see us come off the ball and see us get physical,” Enis said.
The Bulldogs plan to use a vanilla scheme defensively and concentrate on the running game on offense.
“The script will be 70 run and 30 pass,” Enis said. “We want to try to get the running game going in the scrimmage.”
Alvord will not have one of their top backs, Joe Randall, who is not expected to be ready until the season opener.
“Brandon Aeling is a very capable back, and we’ll also have Keelan Nivens,” Enis said.
Over the first two weeks, Enis has been impressed with what he’s seen from his squad as he starts his second season.
“I’ve been generally pleased with the effort,” he said.