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Saturday’s scrimmage didn’t reveal too many surprises to Purser

August 16, 2011

The Borger Bulldog defender gets up to try to deflect the Canadian pass on Saturday morning. PHOTO BY MICHELLE BERRY

On Monday, Borger Head Football Coach Rusty Purser said he didn’t see anything that was a big surprise in his team’s performance against the Canadian Wildcats on Saturday.
Purser said, “Overall, I think we performed well in the areas that we have experience and we struggled, at times, in the areas that we are trying to develop. In all honesty, I don’t think anything was a major surprise or disappointment”
The Bulldogs’ defense came out aggressive against Canadian’s spread offensive attack by applying pressure on the quarterback to make it hard for Wildcats to get into an early rhythm. However, as the scrimmage moved along, Canadian senior quarterback Braden Hudson was able to get the ball to his receivers leading to a couple of touchdowns for the Wildcats.
Offensively, the Bulldogs had success moving the ball on the ground, leading to touchdown runs by senior Ty Brown and junior Aaron McKee. But Purser still would like to see more consistency as his young offensive line gains more playing experience.
Purser said, “There will be some growing pains, but we knew going into this fall that we were going to have to gain experience at the offensive line and with our defensive backs. At this point the main focus will be to continue to work on our fundamentals and then utilize the scrimmage and game experiences to make us better.”
The Bulldogs now will put in a full week of practice before they travel to take on the Hereford Whitefaces on Friday. In looking ahead, Purser commented, “The Hereford scrimmage should be a good indicator to determine how quickly the young guys are going to develop and will give all of us another opportunity to gain valuable experience against a quality opponent.”

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