Bulldogs to host Blue/Gold Gatorade Scrimmage
     2014-08-21      By Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski    kay.grote@geringcitizen.com
Bulldog football will be hosting their annual scrimmage, however, with a different name this year. The Blue/Gold Gatorade Scrimmage will take place at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. The scrimmage will be for 7th through 12th grade and will be free of charge to the public. Coaches and players do want to encourage that the audience bring in some Gatorade, granola bars, and travel snack items for donation to help out, hence the name change.

Although not quite time for the scrimmage yet, head coach Jimmie Rhodes is confident in his team’s ability to be ready for both the scrimmage and the upcoming season.

“Lots of positive things have been going on during practice. Everyone is keeping an upbeat and positive attitude which is very important. We are understanding the line-up and learning the plays. Even the freshman have grasped the positive mentality which is great to see. With that in mind, we are definitely looking forward to Friday,” Rhodes said.

With school in session now, the Bulldogs have changed pace a bit as far as practice.

“The boys are getting into their regular routine of the year getting up, going to school, and then heading to practice afterwards. It’s nice to see them consistently but they still accomplished a lot during two-a-days before school,” Rhodes said.

Rhodes is pleased to have the team he does this year and sees just how well they work together on the field.

“I think our strongest area this season is that everyone is trying to make the team better. We have the best group of guys who don’t care what position they are in as long as the team is doing well. In previous years we haven’t exactly had this attitude so it’s great to see. Everyone is really positive and want to be the best team we can be,” Rhodes said.

With the team practicing hard, the name change of the scrimmage this year will prompt the public to bring in Gatorade to help out the team throughout the year.

“What prompted the name change for our yearly scrimmage was that administration wanted us to bring in Gatorade somehow. So, we changed it and are asking anyone coming to watch to try and bring some Gatorade as a donation since the event is still free of charge,” Rhodes said.

Rhodes is confident the upcoming scrimmage will benefit the team in many ways and get them ready for the real deal.

“I do think having this scrimmage is a huge help to us before we dive into season. We film the event in order to have the opportunity to really evaluate the guys as well as evaluate ourselves as coaches. It could also be helpful if two kids are fighting for the same spot and we can see both of them play in that area. It’s almost like a practice round because everyone can put their uniform on and get the butterflies out. We even turn the lights on so we can make it as real as possible,” Rhodes said.

If you want to donate to the cause but can’t make it to the event contact Shauna Abbott at (308) 631-4297 or Melody Marsh at (308) 631-2725 to arrange for a pickup/drop off time.

The Bulldogs will open their season at Hastings on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. Their first home game will be against Lexington on Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.

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