Alvord’s defense did everything it could do to pull out a victory against Ponder last week, but the offense wasn’t consistent enough to help them out.
The Bulldogs hope to get back into the win column against a tough Krum team this week as they host the Bobcats Friday night at 7:30.
The next three games for the Bulldogs is the most difficult stretch they’ll face all season. Krum is followed by Bowie and then Gunter.
“Krum is a good, big physical team,” Alvord head coach Curtis Enis said. “Their quarterback is getting better.
“Our next three games are teams that are better than anybody we’ll see in our district. I’m not concerned with our pre-district record as long as it gets us ready for district.”
Alvord’s defense should be up to the challenge. They held Ponder to 134 yards rushing and only 42 passing yards.
The offense will need to show a little more versatility this week for the Bulldogs to be successful. The Bulldogs only rushed for 29 yards, despite having 257-yards passing.
“We just couldn’t sustain any drives with our passing game,” Enis said. “We had too many drops and a handful of passes that weren’t on target.”
Krum’s defense has a lot more speed and athleticism than the Bulldogs have seen so far.
“They are going to be hard to run around,” Enis said. “The passing windows are going to be much smaller this week. We’ll have to run our routes full speed.”
KRUM (1-1) AT
Alvord: Harris Rating 179
Notable: Alvord struggled with only 28 yards rushing last week.
Krum: Harris Rating 198
Notable: Krum fell to Farmersville 35-27 last week.
Harris line: Krum by 20