Week 1 of the Bulldogs summer pride program is done. On the heels of a successful team camp at Mustang last week, the Bulldogs are hard at work in preparation for the 2015 season. People, it’s mid-June already. The Bulldogs will play their first game in a few days. Not really, but it will feel like just a few days.
The boys in blue are working like they only have a few days left to get ready. As a fan, it’s easy to support that kind of effort. On Tuesday, following a two hour summer pride workout, the Bulldogs skill people went over to battle a 7 on 7 contest with Ike on Cameron’s field.
Considering the Bulldog’s style of offense, 7 on 7 doesn’t exactly favor Altus. We run the ball in many directions and it depends on what big boys in the trenches are doing that decides who gets the ball and where it will go. The 7 on 7 set up is a pass happy game without the 5 down linemen. However, the Bulldogs had success in the passing game as well.
“Obviously, the 7/7 game doesn’t fit our offense,” said coach Reed. “For an option team, I thought we threw and caught well. Our defense covered well and even though the kids were exhausted from morning workouts, we performed with energy and benefited from working on our skills. All the guys did great.”
Some kids hang out at the pool, run around with their knucklehead friends and make poor decisions. Some lose focus and feel like summer is for silly activities and Kool-Aid couch resting. We call them lazy.
However, some kids work hard every day and remain focused on what they have set out to do. Some gain the trust of their teammates as they see each of their brothers working as hard as they are.
We call them Bulldogs.