Brady hosts Dillos in pre-season scrimmage

Brady’s Bulldogs will see their first outside competition here Saturday morning when the San Saba Armadillos come to town for a controlled scrimmage. The event will get underway at 9 a.m. on the BHS practice field where the JV and freshmen will meet their counterparts from the adjacent county. Around 10 a.m. the varsity teams will face off in Bulldog Stadium. The public is invited. Brady coach Jay Jones said the session would be “a short one.” The Bulldogs will host another controlled scrimmage here on Thursday, Aug. 24, this one will be with Comfort. “This one will be a little more organized with the freshman scrimmaging at 6 p.m., the JV at 7 p.m. and the varsity at 8 p.m.,” Jones said. Jones and offensive coordinator Sam Prater named several players who have stood out in practices since Aug. 7. They include: ‘Jacob Allred, the 268-pound lineman who recently transferred from Austin. “He’s been a factor on both offense and defense since he showed up,” Jones said. ‘Canuto Ledezma, who was recently moved to tight end to replace Zack Brown, who had knee surgery. “He has picked up and is doing a fine job,” Prater said. ‘Rhett Behrens, the team leader who was MVP in District 6-3A last season at quarterback and safety. “Rhett is passing and running the ball very well,” Jones said. ‘Frank Corder, the 215-pound former offensive lineman, who is now a fullback. “He’s beginning to get the feel for the position,” Prater said. ‘Patrick Ledezma, the circus-catching wide receiver. “He’s catching everything that’s being thrown to him,” Jones said. ‘Fidel Huerta, an offensive lineman.”He’s making a big improvement on the offensive line,” Prater said. ‘Justin Estes is also doing a fine job in the middle of the defensive front, the coaches said. Jones said that the varsity roster numbers 37 players, but “only about 25 will be eligible to play on Friday nights.”

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