Team camp scrimmages close Bulldogs Spring Football

Jayden Benway finds the end zone.

Jake Vargas lets go of a pass attempt against OCS.

The Bulldogs look to punch one in on Douglas.

Uh oh… Looks like someone didn’t contain the edge. This toss to #22 Tito Jones puts the Bulldogs in business on the outside.

The flexbone is close to another 6.

A familiar sight as the Bulldog defense is behind the line to get the tackle for loss.

The Bulldogs line up the defense against PC West.

The Bulldogs break the defensive huddle.

I would hate to skip right pass this beautiful summer. However, for the first time that I can remember, the 2015 season of Bulldog football can’t get here quick enough.

The boys in blue were at Mustang this week pounding pads and competing with nearly 30 schools at team camp. “We had a great week at team camp,” said head coach Jeremy Reed. “The Offense moved the ball really well and executed well in the option game. I was proud of the defensive effort as well. I felt we played very physical.”

Just because team camp is over doesn’t mean the boys get to to sit around and get lazy this summer.

Next up for the program is Summer Pride workouts begin Monday. The Summer Pride workouts consist of lifting, running and mental toughness activities. “We really push the kids mentally and physically,” said coach Reed.

The 10 senior captains drafted their teammates to compete in an attendance battle during Summer Pride. Last year, using the same model, the Bulldogs boasted a 96% attendance rate. Each captain is in charge of his group. I remember last fall when I asked coach Reed about how he felt his summer workouts went. He told me that no team in state worked harder than his Bulldogs did. At the time, it sounded like coach-speak. The season the Bulldogs had last year backed up his words though.

Also, each Tuesday during the month of June at 10:30 a.m. on Cameron University’s field, their will be a 7 on 7 skill position battle against Lawton Ike. Then, on July 6th and 7th their will be a camp for the Bulldogs

I really don’t believe I’ve ever talked high school football in June before. However, this is a special season coming up for the Bulldogs. That buzz around town will be deafening come August. Some big things are in store for Bulldog fans this year. As some of you know, #33 is back for his senior season. Right when I thought the Bulldogs were looking strong going into the 2015 season, the Bulldogs now add Taven Birdow back into the mix. The 1800 yard rusher during his sophomore year here at Altus, spent his junior year at IMG Academy as a staple in the backfield of the #17 high school team in the country where he averaged over 8 yards per carry.

I don’t want to talk expectations too early and put any undue pressure on our boys. However, any expectations I can mutter would certainly pale in comparison to the expectations this team has for itself. Enjoy your summer fellas. By “enjoy” I mean lift, run, lift, eat, lift, lift, swim, rest, lift, run, lift.

Better get your reserved season tickets now. GO BULLDOGS!!

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