After back-to-back losses to open up district play, the Boling Bulldogs (3-3, 0-2) need a win to get back on track and remain in the playoff hunt.
Boling travels to a different Bulldog Stadium in another county in search of its first district win when it takes on the Hitchcock Bulldogs (5-2, 1-0) Friday, Oct. 23.
Boling had a rough game last week against the Hallettsville offense, which scored seven straight touchdowns jumping out to a 56-0 lead. Boling scored twice in the fourth quarter to give it some positive plays going into the game with Hitchcock.
The red and gray of Hitchcock have an offense similar to East Bernard’s which Boling played earlier this season. Hitchcock gets a lot of its offense production from junior quarterback Christian Dorsey who has more than 700 yards rushing and passing, nearly 1,600 yards total. Hitchcock also will count on Jamarcus Davis and Shemar Johnson who both have more than 45 carries this season.
Hitchcock’s offense is scoring 30.8 points per game on average. While the Boling offense is scoring points, they are susceptible to turnovers. Through Hitchcock’s seven games, it has turned the ball over 15 times, with 13 fumbles and two interceptions.
Boling’s offense the past two weeks has been held in check. In the Bulldogs’ two district games, they have 17 total points.
The green and white Bulldogs are passing more this year and sophomore Jaxson Urbanek has thrown for 506 yards.
Senior Gage Eastep has been a big-play player for Boling leading the team in touchdowns with five; four rushing and one receiving.
Boling’s offense will have to crack a Hitchcock defense that is allowing 26 points a game.