The Boling Bulldogs will travel to Humber Field this Friday, Sept. 18 to take on the Danbury Panthers.

Boling will be looking to rebound from a 42-9 loss to its Wharton County rivals in the East Bernard Brahmas, who improved to 3-0. The Bulldogs (1-1) found themselves on the wrong end of an overwhelming loss. However, they did do something the two previous Boling teams couldn’t do, they scored against EBHS.

The Bulldogs moved the ball through the air and sophomore quarterback Jaxson Urbanek threw for 111 yards and one touchdown. The Bulldogs’ lone touchdown came on play action with Urbanek hitting senior wide receiver Justin Arbing in stride for a long 48-yard score.

Through two games, Boling has thrown for 210 yards, eight yards shy of its 2019 total.

Running the ball was tough against East Bernard, but chances are that could be the hardest defense the Bulldogs face this season.

A win over Van Vleck and nine points scored against East Bernard might not sound like a lot, but the Bulldogs have shown some improvement over seasons past.

“We are definitely seeing growth,” Boling coach Kevin Urbanek said. “But we are still not satisfied with just growth. We still have a lot of room for improvement.”

The Bulldogs hope to take the next step in their development when they meet the Panthers, who are 0-1. Danbury last week beat Hull-Daisetta, 27-14, at home. The win was only the Panthers’ fifth since 2018.

The Bulldogs will have to find a way to limit the damage Danbury dishes out. Panthers quarterback Cooper Lynch can throw, run and he doesn’t mind mixing it up and handing the ball out to his running backs and block for them. In Danbury’s game against Hull-Daisetta, Lynch ran for two touchdowns and threw for one more.

The last time the two teams played, Boling shutout Danbury in a 40-0 win in 2017.

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