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Bulls, Bulldogs to hit the turf

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bridgeport couldn’t pick up a win in their season opener, but they put together a lot of good things to build on as they move forward.

“Our effort was good overall,” Bridgeport coach Danny Henson said. “Defensively we were out of position a couple of times, and they hit us for some big plays.”

Breaking Free

BREAKING FREE – Bridgeport’s Chase Collins breaks a tackle against Alvarado in the Bulls’ season opener. Collins hopes to be back this week after suffering a knee injury later in the game. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Bridgeport will try to get those things fixed as they head into another tough matchup this week.

The Bulls (0-1) host the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs (0-1) Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Wylie comes into Bridgeport off a 38-0 loss to Argyle. The Eagles’ defense dominated Wylie throughout the night.

“Argyle forced a lot of turnovers, which plagued them in the game,” Henson said. “Argyle capitalized on Wylie’s mistakes.”

Henson says the score shows how strong Argyle is and is not indicative of Wylie weakness.

“The score was more of a reflection of how good Argyle is,” Henson said. “Wylie gave up a few big plays, and they graduated a lot seniors from last year.”

Wylie will be looking to get the bad taste out of their mouths after being embarassed at home. Henson says they can’t worry about that.

“They would want to come in here and win anyway,” he said. “We can only worry about what we’re doing. We’re expecting to play hard and get the mistakes corrected.”

The Bulls will look for more consistency from an offense that only generated 139 yards last week.

“We’ve got to be sharper on third down, protect the quarterback better, and throw the ball on target,” Henson said.

Starting running back Chase Collins is still questionable this week with a knee injury.

ABILENE WYLIE (0-1)
AT BRIDGEPORT (0-1)

7:30 p.m.
at Bull Memorial Stadium

Bridgeport: Harris Rating 205

Notable: The Bulls were blanked by the Bulldogs last year, 42-0.

Abilene Wylie: Harris Rating 217

Notable: Wylie fell 38-0 to Argyle in their season opener.

Harris line: Wylie by 13

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