With only three days of full-gear practice under their belts, the Brady seventh grade gold team took to the field against Sonora Thursday. Stifled by a stingy defense and little experience under their belts, the Bulldog offense was stopped short each and every offensive drive as the Broncos blanked the young Dogs, 24-0. “We took the opening drive down to the Bronco’s two yard line and after a couple of penalties back to the 20, we were unable to recover and we came away with no points,” said coach Chris Wienecke. Tied 0-0 in the second quarter, the Bulldogs were moving the ball into scoring position when again the drive stalled and they came away with no points. On their next possession, the Broncos blocked a Brady punt, recovered it and returned it for a touchdown. The third period proved to be much of the same for the Doggies as again they drove down insie the Sonora 20 only to come up empty. Sonora answered with a sustained drive capped by another touchdown putting them on top, 16-0. The red zone proved too difficult for the Bulldogs once again in the final stanza as they drove down to the five yard line but were halted on fourth down. Two plays later, Sonora broke a 95-yard run for a touchdown to seal the victory. “The score does not tell the story of this game,” said the coach. “These kids had only three days in pads prior to the game. We are just learning how to tackle, block and run and three days is not enough time in which to do it. The kids played hard and did a good job on short practice time.” The junior Dogs will play their second game of the season on Thursday.