Brady head football coach Davy DuBose proclaimed this a short week as his three Bulldog squads went into a controlled scrimmage session in Comfort Thursday evening that got underway at 5:30 p.m. Facing a Bobcat team that went 10-1 last season, the Doggies hope to improve from their performance last Saturday against San Saba. “We look for our teams to get better as they absorb our system’s new plays and formations. They are doing better in practice,” DuBose said Tuesday after practice. The varsity unit will be without offensive tackle Bryan Parks, who will miss the outing with a sore back. “We want him to be well rested and ready for the season opener on Friday, Aug. 31 against Coleman,” the coach said. He continued by stating that all the teams (freshmen, JV and varsity) are improving in the understanding of the system. “The big aspect of the new scheme is mental. As soon as they grasp the concept, they will become more physical. We were not too physical against the Armadillos,” DuBose said. “The kids know all this. They simply have to get to the point of becoming hardnosed football players,” he added. Currently, the running game is ahead of the passing game. The new coach said the varsity players, as well as the younger ones, are beginning to understand the formations. “The light is beginning to be turned on. They are getting closer to seeing the scheme of things,” he said. DuBose just hopes the kids will be prepared by the time they line up against the Bluecats next week. Comfort lost heavily from their district-winning team in 2000, returning only six lettermen and are picked to finish third in District 26-2A behind Blanco and Center Point. Earlier this week, the Bulldogs viewed a video of their action against San Saba then shifted their attention to Comfort. The coach said that the two varsity inside linebackers, junior Mario Solis (175) and sophomore Jeremy Shields (175) showed marked improvement this week. “As soon as the scrimmage is over Thursday night, we will be looking forward to playing Coleman and hoping to avenge last season’s narrow, 22-21 loss,” DuBose said. The varsity Bulldogs will elect captains Friday (this morning). The coach said the team would have as few as four captains and as many as six or seven. Half of the coaching staff will scout Coleman Friday night when the Bluecats face off against Colorado City while the other half will watch the Mason-Llano scrimmage.