MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar) – The Midland Bulldogs are looking to bounce back after losing their opening game of the season at Wichita Falls Rider on Friday.
The Bulldogs looked good early, putting together two drives that led to touchdowns in the first half. Penalties would prove to be the kryptonite to the Bulldogs. Midland was flagged 12 times in the game.
The Raiders were also able to chalk up some big plays against the Bulldogs. WF Rider had seven plays go for 25 or more yards. Four of those plays were touchdowns.
Head Coach Tim Anuszkiewicz says the team wasn’t able to handle the momentum change in the second half of the game and that led to the lopsided score. Some of that can be blamed on start of the season rust but Coach Anuszkiewicz says it is something they are focusing on this week.
The Bulldogs are taking on Amarillo High this week. They will have plenty of game film after cross city rival Midland Lee played the Sandies last week.
The Bulldogs take on the Sandies 7 p.m. Friday at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland.