Bulldogs cap off week with Blue-White scrimmage
By Tim McGrath BCC Sports Writer
The 2012 Bandera Bulldogs capped off their first week of summer football practice with their annual Blue-White scrimmage played on Saturday evening, August 11 at Bulldog Stadium.
A sun-drenched crowd of Bulldog followers watched with interest as the new Bulldogs donned the pads and competed against each other in full contact, game-like conditions.
The Bulldogs will play host to the San Antonio Christian Academy Lions on Saturday, August 18 for scrimmage action beginning at 10 am at Bulldog Stadium. The varsity units will go at 10 am before the Freshmen at 11 am and the JV at noon.
The Lions, coached by Bryan Marmion, compete in TAPPS Division ll, District 3 and are a pre-season favorite to win their division and go deep into the playoffs.
In 2011, the Lions finished as Division ll semi-finalists with a 10-3 mark. Key players for the Lions are wide receiver Corey Robinson, tailback Chase Potter and quarterback Turner Goudge. Notre Dame bound Robinson is the son of former NBA and Spurs great David Robinson.
Bandera Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Larry Prince had much praise for the Bulldogs following the Blue-White scrimmage. "Things went really well for us in the scrimmage with a lot of positives on both sides of the ball," Prince said. "Fabian Muniz was a real bright spot in our offense. He ran the ball with good motion and quickness and our quarterbacks, Michael Miller and Noah Nelson made good reads in the running game that allowed us to move the ball on the ground," Prince explained.
Prince also credited the Bulldog defensive unit for their aggressive play all night. "We really got after the ball out there; a lot of players swarming to and getting to the football. Corey Jennings led the push up front and our inside linebackers, Ishmael MacNeil and Ethan Greven, both had good, consistent efforts. Cullen McGuire and Caleb Beauchamp did a great job in the secondary along with newcomer safety Justin Brann," Prince said.
Prince also recognized areas that the Bulldogs will work on in an effort to improve. "We have to get better in the passing game so we'll be working on our reads and progressions and we're going to get better with a little more time," Prince said.
The Bulldogs open the non-district 2012 season at George West on Friday, August 31 with kickoff set for 7:30 pm.
Pictured: Left, Ethan Greven
Right, Ishmael McNeil