SPORTS HEADLINES

Bulls eye third postseason spot

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bridgeport is still in control of their own destiny after an exciting win in the Battle of Big Sandy last week. The Bulls’ victory put them in great position to grab the third playoff spot in District 9-3A, but there is still a little work to be done.

Bridgeport (3-5, 1-1) travels to Sanger (0-8, 0-2) Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

OPEN LANE – Gabe Huerta (3) gets a lead block from Alex Kline during the Bulls win over Decatur Friday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

“It was a big win and really exciting,” Bridgeport coach Danny Henson said about the victory over Decatur. “Hopefully we can get back up to the same intensity this week.”

The Bulls need a win against struggling Sanger to stay in control of their own destiny.

Even though they are winless, the Indians are still in the playoff hunt. Like Bridgeport, a victory in their final two games would put them in the postseason.

“Sanger has had a tough season, but they are young,” Henson said. “They are still in the playoff race, and we have to approach it that way.”

The Indians have dropped their two district games to Gainesville and Krum by a combined score of 92-14. Their offense has been dreadful, scoring over 20 points just twice this season.

Bridgeport is heading in the opposite direction, as the Bulls’ offense exploded against Decatur. They put up 429 yards against the Eagles with 331 of that coming on the ground.

Henson says it had a lot to do with getting some guys healthy at the right time.

“We executed really well,” Henson said. “Since the Alvarado game we’ve only had Hunter [Gantt] and Gabe [Huerta] practice together twice. Luckily for us last week we were healthier and had a good week of practice.”

Huerta will have a golden opportunity to break Colin Jones’ school rushing record Friday. He only needs 21 yards to pass up Jones’ mark of 4,122.

Defensively, linebacker Brandon Huff was lost for the season with a knee injury.

BRIDGEPORT (3-5, 1-1) AT SANGER (0-8, 0-2)
7:30 p.m. at Indian Stadium

BRIDGEPORT: Harris Rating 201

NOTABLE: Gabe Huerta is 21 yards shy of breaking Colin Jones’ school rushing record of 4,122.

SANGER: Harris Rating 187

NOTABLE: The Indians have been outscored 90-14 in their two district games.

HARRIS LINE: Bridgeport by 13

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