Bulldogs come out fast in scrimmage against larger opponent

Bulldogs’ Gilbert Allen tries to break away from a defender in the ACHS Spring Game this year.

When you want to be certain if you have a good product, the first thing to always do is test it before buying. In football it’s no different and the Ascension Catholic Bulldogs got their test Thursday in a scrimmage game at Northlake Christian Wolverines in Covington. ACHS head coach Doug Moreau said it was a good start for the team but there is “plenty plenty to work on.”

In the scrimmage the Bulldogs and the Wolverines shared two sessions of 12 plays. The Bulldogs started the day off on offense and Moreau said the offense came out fast moving the ball all the way down the field to the end zone and scoring quickly. The offense scored twice in the first 12 plays, while the Wolverines’ offense went scoreless in the first session.

“I was happy with that,” Moreau said. “But in the second session of 12 we didn’t do well at all.”

In the second session Northlake Christian, a 2A school, turned up the intensity on the Bulldogs and scored twice in its possession.

“We were making mistakes and they had kind of been embarrassed from the first session I imagine, so they were pretty fired up and they stuffed it down our throat pretty good,” Moreau said.

He said he was a whole lot more disappointed with them scoring on the Bulldogs than he was on the team not scoring.

The last thing the two teams did in the scrimmage was four plays on the ten-yard goal line. Moreau said out of the four plays, ACHS scored three times, “so I thought that was real good.”

Moreau said the scrimmage was a just what the team needed at that time and it showed the Bulldogs need to get their assignments straight and get some personnel rotations worked out.

“And once we get that worked out we will work really hard at getting those guys ready to go,” Moreau said.

He said the kids felt pretty good about themselves, competing well against a larger opponent and said the first few plays “we were flying around them.”

“The speed we had was real good and that’s our thing,” Moreau said. “We have the speed to execute fast. In the second series we got a little complacent, we weren’t real hungry. Nobody is good like that.”

Moreau added, “We’re going to correct our mistakes I can tell you that. The Jamboree is going to be just a tune-up for the regular season. It always is.”