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Bulldogs try to cage Eagles

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Alvord Bulldogs are trying to get back on track this week after a disappointing loss to Nocona. The Indians piled up 440 total yards of offense and left Alvord with a district opening loss.

“We just didn’t play well and they had a good game plan for us,” Alvord head coach Curtis Enis said. “Our defense didn’t do a good job and offensively we made a couple of mistakes.”

BREAKING TACKLES – Joe Randall will look for more running room when the Bulldogs travel to Holliday Friday. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Alvord looks to right the ship this week as they head out on the road.

The Bulldogs (2-4, 0-1) battle the Holliday Eagles (2-4, 0-1) Friday at Eagle Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Joe Randall jammed his wrist early against Nocona and was unable to play defense the rest of the way. He remained in at running back gaining 112 yards and scoring two touchdowns. They expect him to be at full strength for Holliday as the Bulldogs search for the first league win and try to break a three game losing streak.

“We need a win to keep pace with the top teams in the district,” Enis said. “It’s going to be a tough road game, but we have to take it one game at a time.”

The Eagles are coming off a 34-13 loss to Henrietta. Holliday is a spread team that likes to stay balanced.

“They like to get their quarterback out on the edge and give him a run-pass option,” Enis said. “We need to make him a passer.”

Alvord quarterback Cassidy Patterson will be looked upon to put the ball in the air Friday. Enis feels they can take advantage of some things in the passing game. Patterson threw for 135 yards last week.

“They have a lot of speed,” Enis said. “We are going to have to run some quick hitters. We’ve also got to control the ball and keep our defense off the field.”

ALVORD (2-4, 0-1) AT HOLLIDAY (2-4, 0-1)

7:30 p.m. at Eagle Stadium

Alvord: Harris Rating 182
Notable: The Bulldogs gave up 292 rushing yards to Nocona last week.
Holliday: Harris Rating 192
Notable: Holliday won last year’s contest 41-13
Harris line: Holliday by 13

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