Dogs gear up for first away game, this one with Sonora

Despite the terrorists attack on the U.S. Tuesday morning, the statewide football schedule will go on as usual, according to Brady High athletic director Davy DuBose. That means that the Brady Bulldogs will be in Sonora Friday (tonight) for their regularly scheduled non-district game against the Class 2A defending champions. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday. Last season the Broncos got a scare from the Bulldogs as Brady led Sonora at halftime, 17-14. But in the second half the red-clad Broncos showed their talent by scoring 28-unanswered points to win going away, 42-17. Two of Sonora’s stars from last year’s team are back’TB-LB Billy Renfroe and WR/DB James Elliott. “If we can control those two people, we have a chance in this game. Stopping Renfroe is our first priority,” DuBose said Wednesday morning. The Sonora offensive attack lost their fine quarterback of last year, Bryce Williams. He is replaced by a sophomore player this season. The Broncos will line up in a multiple set offense and even will run out of the shotgun. Wideouts will be all over the field, according to the Brady coach. DuBose said the coaching staff had added no more offensive and defensive plays. “We are simply trying to run what we’ve already given the players. We are attempting to improve on the little things. Hopefully, we’ve accomplished that,” he said. He added that he felt the special teams have made progress. “We’ve had good practices so far this week. It was warm Tuesday, and we needed that. Overall, I think we will be ready Friday. We are making less mistakes. The kids are still learning our new system. I believe it’s beginning to sink in,” DuBose said. The next three games’at Sonora, at Ballinger and at home against Comanche’will be a test for the Bulldogs, according to the Brady coach. “It’s not just mentally as it was against Coleman and Mason, but physically as well. Our team will find out what it’s made of during that three-game run,” he said.

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