Coleman’s strength, power too much for Doggies, 45-6

Favored by 38 points, the Coleman Bluecats did it one better here last Friday night (winning by 39) against the Brady Bulldogs in the opening game of the 2007 season, winning 45-6. Last year the Cats defeated the Dogs, 48-0, and advanced to the regional semifinals contest. Coleman was ranked #3 in the Texas Football poll and #7 in the AP poll prior to Friday night’s game while Brady is still recovering from a couple of weak years. Brady coach Glen Jones said that 12 penalties for 106 yards was a record for him. “I don’t ever remember having that many penalties since I’ve been coaching. “Field position just killed us,” he said. “They ran less than 10 offensive plays on their end of the field the entire night!” Brady held the Bluecats, a member of District 6-2A, along with Wall, Ballinger, Early, Tuscola, San Saba, and Bangs, to only two points in the first quarter, but the floodgates opened in the second stanza. Coleman scored three touchdowns in that period and took a 23-0 lead at halftime. Bluecat coach Rusty Buzzard’s sons, Bronson and Colton, along with a kid named Brandon Worsham, all three in the backfield, were just too much for the Bulldogs. Worsham led the Coleman scoring with four touchdowns, three by runs of 5, 30 and 30 yards. He got his other by recovering a fumble in the end zone. The Coleman eleven got 317 total offensive yards and 20 first downs while Brady had 141 yards and only six first downs. The Dogs didn’t have a first down until the third quarter, and that one was by a penalty. Let it be known that the Bluecat offensive and defensive lines were also superior, and N’Difone Agbor led the way from his tackle position. Brady’s QB Ruben Resendez was running for his life most of the time when he faded to pass. He could only register five of nine passes for a total of 31 yards. The only highlight for the Dogs was the running of junior halfback Prennis Williams, who had several sparkling runs including Brady’s only touchdown’a 65-yard scamper late in the third quarter. Jones said that Williams’ touchdown run that was called back early in the game was a big factor. “Also, Coleman’s fumble recovery in the end zone on the last play of the first half that was demoralizing,” he said. Williams ended with 101 yards on 12 carries as did Colton Buzzard, who got his 101 yards on eight totes. Coleman got its first score when Resendez was forced into the end zone on a pass play, and he was called for intentional grounding which resulted in a safety. The Bluecats scored five TDs before Williams’ run. “Coleman just didn’t make any mistakes. We must correct our mistakes, especially penalties. We’re not going to have a knee jerk reaction about the game. We will watch the film and keep going forward. This is only the first game of the season,” Jones said. The Brady team shouldn’t fret too much over the loss. Only one team in District 8-2A won a game on the opening night last Friday. Comfort defeated a humble Ingram Tom Moore team, 26-0. The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday night in Brownwood’s Gordon Wood Stadium where they will face the Ballinger Bearcats. Jones said that Ballinger is different from Coleman. “They will run the one-back shotgun and they will try to finesse you while Coleman is a power team,” he said. The Bearcats are coached by Brent Balvard, a native of Ballinger. Jones said that the game in Brownwood will be a fun one for him personally.”I played in that stadium when I was in high school, and it’s named after my coach. I’m looking forward to it,” he said. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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