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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
After getting a few bugs worked on during last week’s jamboree, the Hardin-Central Bulldogs will get the 2014 season started Friday night at Lee Meador Field as they host the South Nodaway Longhorns.
Bulldog head coach Kirk Thacker gave his team a mixed review from last week’s scrimmages and believes the Dawgs will be ready for Friday’s 7 p.m. kickoff.
“We had a lot of rust to shake off and we really didn’t execute well the first scrimmage,” he said. “In the second one we did very well and in the third one, we still had a few bonehead mistakes like bad snaps and people going the wrong way – it’s not something that isn’t fixable, though.”
South Nodaway lost just one starter from last year’s 4-5 team as the Longhorns broke a string of four consecutive 3-7 campaigns. The front of the South Nodaway line features three guys weighing at least 250 pounds.
“They are not very quick, but they can move you out of the way,” Thacker said. “When you have size like that, you really don’t need to be fast.”