Dogs’ begin practice Aug. 6

Davy DuBose, the new Brady coach, is a veteran of some 25 years in Texas high school football. He is on the job in Brady and is ready to get rolling as the head of Bulldog athletics. He announced that his coaches will attend the annual Texas High School Coaches’ Association convention from July 29-31 in Fort Worth. “We’ll leave right after the all-star football game on the evening of July 31, and we’ll be on board ready to go on Wednesday, Aug. 1. “The first day of football practice will be Monday, Aug. 6. All high school football players will report to the field house at 8 a.m. that morning,” he said. The coach said that it’s become a trend in high school football circles to not have two-a-day workouts. “Everyone has gone to a condensed four-hour session from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. We’ll have an extended break in the middle of the period and allow the players to rest,” he said. He added that the system gives the athletes a longer period to recuperate as well as the coaches to evaluate the practice and prepare for the next day’s workout. DuBose said he expects the summer workouts to last about two and a half weeks. “Our first controlled scrimmage will be at San Saba on Friday, Aug. 17. The time will be announced later. Our second scrimmage will be with Comfort, here on Thursday, Aug. 23,” he said. The Bulldogs will open the 2001 season at home against the Coleman Bluecats at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. School starts in Brady the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, Sept. 4. It’s three weeks later than last year’s beginning.

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