2011-10-20 / Sports

Eagles Host Thorndale

by Mike Organ

Two familiar rivals will take to Eagle Field Friday night with a lot on the line. Both teams are basically in a must win position, which makes the rivalry that much more intense. Thorndale has lost to Rogers in district action and the Eagles lost to Rosebud-Lott. Thorndale has one game remaining on their schedule, with Franklin, and the Eagles have two, with Bruceville-Eddy and Rogers.

Thorndale has beaten Hamilton, Thrall, Florence, Bremond, Bruceville- Eddy, Jarrell, and Rosebud-Lott in route to their 7-1 record. The Bulldogs were in the same position last season and ended the year with losses to Lexington and Franklin. A 7-3 record was not good enough for them to make the playoffs.

The Bulldogs are under new coach, Brent Brevard, who came from Odessa Permian. He replaced Kade Burns late in the summer after Burns took the head job at Mason.

Thorndale has been a passing team behind the arm of Price Miller. Running back/receivers Stephen McKendrick and Seth Rutter have carried the Dogs. The offensive line is fairly small except for one 300- pounder.

The Eagles should prevail with a 35-14 win.

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