Bulldogs open football season against strong Coleman team

The Coleman Bluecats come to town Friday (tonight) expecting to rout the Brady Bulldogs like they did last year, 48-0 Brady coach Glen Jones hopes his Bulldogs will be up to the task, but the Bluecats will be heavily favored to take the victory. “We have a big battle facing us,” he said Wednesday. “We may play real well and still get beat.” The Bluecats were 4-3 in tough District 6-2A, got into the playoffs and played three games, reaching the regional semifinals. Coleman will be led by head coach Rusty Buzzard’s two sons, running back Bronson Buzzard and quarterback Colton Buzzard. The Cats return 21 lettermen from last year’s team, and they are ranked #7 in Class 2A going into this game. They are favored to win the district championship, according to Texas Football and the San Angelo Standard-Times. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, have won only one game in the past two seasons. They defeated Ingram Tom Moore last year, 23-7. Jones’ team is picked to finish third in District 8-2A behind Blanco and Comfort. Other members of the league are Mason, Junction and Sonora. The Dogs return 16 lettermen and are led by linebacker Luke Sammons, and running back Prennis Williams, who was “Newcomer of the Year” in the district last season. Williams carried the ball 99 times last season for 841 yards. Sammons had 82 tackles in 2006 and is the leader of the defense. QB Ruben Resendez has won the position, Jones said. “Ruben worked very hard during the summer and is deserving to be the starter,” he said. Resendez took over as quarterback midway through the third game last year and finished the season by completing 45 of 96 passes for 615 yards. Other key players in the Brady lineup are WR Fidel Gutierrez, FB Jace Fincher, OL Tanner Matschek, OL Jason Beard and OL John Morgan. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Friday (tonight) in Bulldog Stadium.

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