Coming off a loss Dawgs hungry to get back on field

Kenedy coming off huge victory in bi-district round


Thorndale is hoping to be able to hoist another trophy with a long run in the state playoffs. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Thorndale is hoping to be able to hoist another trophy with a long run in the state playoffs. Reporter/Bill Martin THORNDALE—It’s always a joyous occassion when you earn a place in the state playoffs, but after a regular season ending loss to lowly Holland, Thorndale is in a bad mood.

The Bulldogs—a 36-33 loser to a playoff-less Hornet team two weeks ago—are ready to get back on the field and exorcise all the demons from the regular season loss.

They have taken their bye week to sharpen their skills and make sure something like that doesn’t prematurely end their season.

In the loss to Holland, Thorndale was ahead 33-10 with 10 minutes remaining in the game.

“We worked on the weaknesses that Holland exposed,” stated Thorndale Coach Brevard.

Returning to the playof fs for the first time since 2009, the Bulldogs made a nice run in 2012 before finally being knocked out in the regional quarterfinals by two- time defending state champion Mason.

In Kenedy, Thorndale is facing a team that finished third in District 15A behind Ganado and are on a mini-winning streak of two games after whipping Ben Bolt 60-12 in bi-district.

The Lions have been knocked out of the playoffs in the first round the last four times they have participated and haven’t won a playoff game since 1998.

“ Kenedy has a ver y good team. They are coming of f a convincing win over Ben Bolt,” Brevard said. “We have to stop their quarterback on offense. He is a good runner and passer.”

Kenedy features a balanced offensive attack, behind junior quar terback Dominic Cruz (5-10, 170), who has thrown for 976 yards and run for 492 with a total of 18 touchdowns.

Cedric Mejia bares the brunt of the ground attack with 1,166 yards and 12 scores.

“ They have good size on the offensive and defensive line,” Brevard said. “We will have to stay low and win the leverage battle.”

BULLDOG SEASON LEADERS

Rushing—Brooks 109-754 18 TD, Schaefer 57-257 TD, Barker 28-222 4TD, McCoy 28-142 3TD, Austin 32-148 TD, Guzman 20-93, Kiesling 6-34 TD, Woelfel 3-18, Towery 2-4, Miller 18-55.

Passing— Schaefer 125-202-4, 1,841 yards, 22 TD, Miller 3- 6-1, 71 yards, TD, Bankston 1-1- 0, 15 yards, TD.

Receiving— Austin 37- 691 12 TD, Guzman 20-358 4TD, Bankston 20-264 2TD, Miller 19-237 TD, Hafley 17-200 2TD, Gomez 3-26, Barker 4-28, Woefel 3-39 TD, Brooks 3-39, Schaefer 1-15 TD, McCoy 2-30.


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