After getting pounded by Decatur in The Battle of Big Sandy, the Bridgeport Bulls are still searching for their first victory.
Two games remain on the Bulls’ schedule and despite their season-long struggles, they still have a chance to be a factor in the District 9-3A playoff race.
Bridgeport (0-8, 0-2) hosts the Sanger Indians (5-3, 1-1) Friday at Bull Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
Sanger can clinch a playoff spot with a win, while a Bridgeport victory would put the Bulls in the playoff mix.
The Indians are coming off a 35-0 win against Krum. A win Friday would move them into a tie for second with Decatur.
Those two teams meet the final week of the season.
Bridgeport gave up 344 passing yards to Decatur, but will have to worry about stopping the run against Sanger.
The Indians, led by Trevon Jackson, are averaging 279 rushing yards a game. The junior running back has rushed for 1,273 yards this season and is averaging 6.92 yards per rush.
If the Bulls can contain Jackson, they need their offense to take advantage. Opponents have outscored Bridgeport 116-28 in the first quarter, putting them in a hole early.
If they want to go for the upset, the Bulls can’t afford to be playing from behind early.
SANGER (5-3, 1-1) AT BRIDGEPORT (0-8, 0-2)
7:30 p.m. at Bull Memorial Stadium
Bridgeport: Harris Rating 186
Notable: The Bulls only have 624 yards rushing this season.
Sanger: Harris Rating 213
Notable: The Indians were winless in 2012.
Harris line: Sanger by 28