Sports Story of the Week: Bulldogs set to face Abilene-Wylie Friday night

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Evan Hays: Sports Editor
Staff Writer

By EVAN HAYS
Sports Editor
sports@borgernewsherald.com
The Borger Bulldogs will continue their playoff push Friday night as they travel to Lubbock to take on the Abilene-Wylie Bulldogs. Abilene-Wylie is currently 9-2 on the season, and are the 3-4A District 1 champions this season.
The Borger Bulldogs will have a tough test Friday night, and hope to carry the momentum from last week’s come from behind win over Clint.
Borger will have to try and contain Wylie quarterback Tyler Ward, whom leads the Bulldogs offense. Helping Ward up front is the very quick tailback, Jared Asbill. Asbill is a second year starter for Wylie, and can be dangerous in the passing game as well as in the backfield. Leading the way for the Asbill will be full back Collin Moore. Road grading up front for the Wylie offense will be offensive guard, Kade Parmelly. Other offensive lineman protecting the quarterback will be tackle John Tople, and Gavin Jeziorske. The play-maker on the Bulldogs offense is wide receiver, Jaxon Money.
The Abilene-Wylie defense is led by linebackers Riley Hedge, and Josiah Light. Wylie’s secondary is a formidable one with safety, Blake Johnston and cornerback Lane Bouland. The more inexperienced part of the Bulldog team is the defensive line.
Wylie is a very disciplined football team. Head coach, Hugh Sandifer is in his 30th year coaching this team, and has great control over his squad. Borger will have their hands full Friday night with a very well-balanced and disciplined Bulldog team.
Borger will need to get ahead early in this contest, where as Wylie is a tough opponent to come back on. The Bulldogs should have good momentum coming into this contest with a comeback victory win last week, where as Wylie blew out Burkburnett, 56-7. Though Abilene-Wylie is heavily favored, the Borger Bulldogs will have a good chance to prove the nay-sayers wrong in Lubbock Friday night.
Kick off is set for 8:00 p.m. at Lowery Field in Lubbock.

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