Although the Bulldogs got back to full strength last week, they still need a little more time to get in a groove.
Alvord (1-5, 0-1) will try to get back on track against Holliday (4-2, 1-0) at Bulldog Stadium Friday. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.
“It was good to have everybody back,” Alvord coach Curtis Enis said. “We just weren’t gelling very well. We haven’t had a lot of work together.”
The Bulldogs are making a lot of mistakes that they are going to have to correct to have a chance to upend Holliday. Alvord experienced numerous breakdowns in the offensive line, costly penalties, and a lot of missed tackles in their loss to Nocona.
“We gave penalties that extended drives,” Enis said. “And we had some bad snaps to our quarterback that came at the worst times.”
Holliday is coming off a 28-0 win over Henrietta in their district opener. The Eagles have put up impressive wins against two Class 3A teams, Van Alstyne and Wichita Falls Hirschi.
They lost to Vernon by only a field goal.
“Defensively they [Holliday] will blitz the dog out of you,” Enis said. “They will try to get to you before you can do anything. Our offensive line will have a huge test this week.”
Holliday runs a balanced offense with a two-quarterback system that can be deceiving.
“They have two quarterbacks that will line up in the backfield at the same time,” Enis said. “One is a better passer, and one is a better runner. What they do they do very well.”
HOLLIDAY (4-2) AT ALVORD (1-5, 0-1)
7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium
ALVORD: Harris Rating: 167
NOTABLE: Alvord only had 121 total yards against Nocona.
HOLLIDAY: Harris Rating 212
NOTABLE: The Eagles have defeated two Class 3A schools this season, Van Alstyne and WF Hirschi.
HARRIS LINE: Holliday by 45