The Burnet Bulldog football teams got their first taste of contact against someone other than themselves last week, and team green fans are anxious for more.
The freshman boys took the field first versus the newly formed Lake Belton Broncos. These two younger teams appeared to be evenly matched, with play makers on both sides. One things for sure, fans from both towns were loving every minute, because who knows how long it could last.
The Bulldog freshman offensive line gave their skill position players nice lanes on many occasions, and guys like Dash Denton took advantage with some hard-nosed running at times, and a sprinkle of unmatched speed on other occasions. These boys should be a fun
These boys should be a fun group to follow this season.
The Bulldog JV team that stepped on the field was far better than one might have guessed. If all the pieces to this puzzle stay together their season record could be what they want it to be, as long as COVID doesn’t come into play.
Running back Ethan Wolfe set the tone early with a vicious hit on a Bronco defender that simply wasn’t ready. Wolfe was a beast at the JV level and for those wondering, he also got his chance to shine on the varsity later in the evening.
The JV secondary played at a high level; completions against this group won’t come easy. The Burnet JV was arguably as dominate as the varsity was in the following contest.
The Broncos are a new school without a senior class, but don’t be fooled, they brought some talent to town.
The Bulldog varsity offense got first possession and went right to work with a heavy dose of running back Marcus Escamilla to start the contest. With a host of Lampasas Badgers scouting in the visitor’s stands, among other future opponents, cards were kept close to the vest.
The Bulldogs did make one thing clear: they can run the rock, and they have several talented ball carriers to choose from.
There are still some things needing to be worked on with the Bulldog offense, but that stingy Dawg D looked very capable of providing extra chances.
Maybe it’s a little too soon to speculate, or put a label on things, but the varsity Dawg defense was the most solid, well put together squad to step on the field this particular evening. Bigger challenges await, and time will tell.
The varsity Bulldogs outplayed the Broncos in every aspect. Burnet moved the ball well and scored on multiple occasions. The 20-minute running clock during live play ended two touchdowns to zero. Two lengthy Marcus Escamilla rushes set up the first live quarter score; that score came on a five-yard quarterback keep by Jaxson Denton.
Following a negative series effort forced by Burnet defenders, the Dawgs quickly regained possession. A Bronco interception put a halt to that series, but in short time Bulldog defenders had proved their point again. Starting at their own 10 it only took the guys in green one play. The handoff went to Escamilla who followed a convoy of blocks for a 90-yard score down the visitor’s sidelines. Coach Jerod Rye praised his men for their efforts at the conclusion stating, “Great job out here today men. Now we have some film to go over as we prepare for our season opener. From here on out it’s the real deal, all the games count.” The Bulldogs host the
The Bulldogs host the Jarrell Cougars this Friday night for their season opener. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. All tickets must be purchased online through the BCISD website.