T-MINUS TWO DAYS!!! (S'water vs. Burkburnett)
By mark rogers
August 26, 2008
We are officially two days away from the start of football season. We'll have some drama on Thursday night...a HUGE night on Friday night...then a handful of great week 1 games in the college ranks on Saturday (Missouri/Illinois, USC/Virginia, Clemson/Alabama).
Sweetwater plays Burkburnett on Thursday night on the road. The Bulldogs are coming off an 8-4 year that Wylie ended, and it's looking like they should have another playoff team.
They're going to try and run it down the throat of every opponent they play all year. Look out for the Beach brothers in the backfield. The thing I'm excited about this game is that Sweetwater has seven starters on defense including fireplug of a linebacker Rufus McCann, an All-State selection last year.
That'll be the matchup to key in on - if the Sweetwater defense can stop the run and give the Mustang offense decent field position, I think Coach Jackson's squad has a better than good chance of pulling one off on the road.
I'll use a phrase I learned from Coach Jackson and figure that playing a team in the opener on the road that you're supposed to lose to is sure to "get your grease hot!"
48 hours from now - that game will be in the books.
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