After facing the No. 5 ranked team in Class 3A last week the Bridgeport Bulls won’t get a lot of relief in their second game.
The Bulls (0-1) will take on their second straight top-10 team when they travel to Abilene to try to upset the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs (1-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Bridgeport also has the task of preparing this week without starting quarterback Hunter Gantt. He went down against Alvarado with an ankle injury and is getting x-rayed this week to see if it is just a sprain or a break.
Trey Cook replaced Gantt and threw for 52 yards in the loss.
“Losing your quarterback this early in the year throws your offense back quite a bit,” Bridgeport coach Danny Henson said. “But if we get good news [on Gantt] then our preparation continues to improve and focuses on getting better.”
Abilene Wylie is coming off an impressive, 31-14 over Argyle. The Bulldogs racked up 384 yards of total offense.
“They are a very good and talented team,” Henson said. “They are senior-laden with good-size skill kids. They also have two backs that are very good.”
Offensively the Bulls will face a very fast defense that held Argyle to just 136 total yards of offense a week ago.
With the possibility of Gantt being out, senior Gabe Huerta will need another solid performance to give the Bulls a chance.
Huerta rushed for 160 yards last week against Alvarado, and Henson says that his offensive line is doing what they need to do early on.
“Overall I gave them a good grade,” Henson said about his offensive line’s performance. “They did a good job against a solid front. They protected the quarterback well, and Gabe had a good night rushing.”
BRIDGEPORT (0-1) AT ABILENE WYLIE (1-0)
7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium
Bridgeport: Harris Rating 197
Notable: The Bulls will be playing their second straight top-ten Class 3A opponent. Bridgeport lost 64-13 to No. 5 Alvarado last week.
Abilene Wylie: Harris Rating 226
Notable: The Bulldogs moved up to No. 7 in the state rankings after dismantling Argyle 31-14 last week.
Harris line: Wylie by 28