Brady looks to get their first win against Comanche

Like the Brady Bulldogs, the Comanche Indians (Friday’s foe) are winless, so this battle will be a good one. Comanche lost to Bangs in the season opener, 20-9, and fell to Llano last Friday, 40-13. The game Friday (tonight) is in Comanche with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The Indians are in a very strong district. Class 3A-7 may be small (five schools), but one of the toughest in the state. Members are Breckenridge, Clyde, Comanche, Sweetwater and Abilene Wylie. Brady coach Glen Jones said that the Indians are breaking in a new coach’Jeryl Brixey, the former offensive coordinator at Katy. According to Texas Football, he inherits a young, inexperienced team, but he says he expects the Indians to be successful. Comanche was 2-8 last year and 0-5 in district play. Linebacker Eric Martinez is the heart and soul of the Indians. At 5-1, 215, he had 83 tackles last year. Jones’ Bulldogs are 0-2 so far this season, but they appeared to be much better against Ballinger last week. Of course, in their season opener game with Coleman, a state-ranked team, they were out- classed, losing 45-6. With a couple of breaks against Ballinger, the Dogs could have won, but a 93-yard punt return by Prennis Williams was nullified because of a penalty. The squad improved penalty-wise from 12 for 106 yards to 8 for 62 yards over their first two games. “Mistakes have just killed us,” Jones said Monday morning. “We’ve just got to learn to play without penalties.” Ballinger, however, against Brady, had only 3 for 25 yards. “We need to be poised. It’s a must in order for us to win games,” Jones said. The kicking game is also struggling, he said. If the Dogs can put it all together, they should come out of the Comanche game with a victory. Ingram Tom Moore, the only team Brady defeated last season, is next on the schedule.

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