Bulldogs wrap at home with playoffs looming for champs
Cancellations here, forfeits there and a lot of wins in between has shaped the Baytown Christian Bulldogs football season.
It hasn’t deterred the Bulldogs who standing at 8-0 overall and 2-0 in TAPPS six-man Division III District IV play are in the hunt for a second straight state title.
First things first and they continue at 7:30 Friday when the Bulldogs host Bellville Faith Academy (2-5, 1-1) with a potential 23rd straight win on the line as well as an uncontested district title.
BCA has been off since Oct. 25 when it rolled past Orange Community 45-0 and last week’s cancellation at Lakeland Christian in Dallas.
“We don’t really have a lot of film on Bellville,” BCA head coach Jeromey Anderson said. “We beat Orange 45-0 and they lost to Orange 45-0 so I am feeling pretty confident about it and that it will be about the same as we did against Orange.
“We will keep it simple and run probably four plays and that should be all we need to show anybody. We are trying not to show many cards right now because we showed plenty in the early part of the season with the tough games early on. We are just trying to fine-tune things right now.”
Anderson said that despite carrying the title of champions and the long winning streak, the Bulldog players are relaxed and not too worried about the burden each might hold.
“A lot of the kids are young and they haven’t really been a part of it,” Anderson said. “We have a couple kids that have been a part of it and the end goal is not so much the winning streak - they are always meant to be broken - and just focus on the task at hand and that is win week-to-week.”
One thing Anderson is pleased to have witnessed this campaign was how his roster stepped up and continued the program’s winning - and emphatically to boot - with essentially only a handful of players that contributed to last year’s title run.
“We didn’t get anything hardly transfer in and we usually do get them,” Anderson said. “It was part of the kids who have been in the middle and junior high schools and now are juniors that have been carrying the load. It’s more a part of did we think these kids would step up or not and was it time for them to grow up and take their role on.
“We are gauging ourselves and trying to figure out how good we really are and we’ve done well against tough opponents. We put a whopping on Conroe Covenant and they just beat Bryan St. Joseph, Bryan Allen Academy and Alpha Omega and all three of those were ranked in the top five or six of Division II and we beat them up pretty bad.”
Anderson said that he feels pretty good where his team is at as the Bulldogs prep to capture a district title at Faith Academy’s expense.
“We expect a basic game that’s very vanilla,” Anderson said. “We will probably have some kids who haven’t been playing much get to start and work on building that depth and playing time and experience for this year or next year.”