The Brookfield Bulldogs opened last week with a solid showing against Clarence Cannon Conference opponent Mark Twain on the road. This week, the Dogs come home to historic Burlington Field for a CCC match-up against the Highland Cougars.
“Highland will run out of the pistol with a power back on offense,” said Head Coach Nile Thudium. “They like to run with power football from the gun.”
Defensively, the Cougars run out of a base 3-4, but are known to adapt to a four or five front depending on the offense’s alignment. “I think we feel good about where we are at right now,” said Coach Thudium. “We had plenty of success to allow us to be very optimistic about the rest of the season, but there is still plenty of work to be done.”
The Dogs hope to return senior Cooper Chaffee this week, but will still be without Marcus Liebhart (knee) and Brycen Corf (shoulder).
“We will once again have to throw the football to keep their defense honest,” said Coach Thudium. “Our quarterback and receivers will need to have a good night. Highland plays smash-mouth football on offense, so our defensive line and linebackers will need to play physical.”
Coach Thudium concluded: “We have a great group of young men who are working extremely hard. We have a world of potential, we just have to get it put together.”