At 2-0 in district and 5-0 overall, things seem to be going swimmingly for the Banquete football team. Despite last week’s 55-20 win over Hebbronville, coach Kevin Hermes said the Bulldogs have plenty to work on heading into Friday night’s 16-2A Division II clash against Skidmore-Tynan (2-0, 2-3).
“We came back Saturday morning and went right back to work,” Hermes said. “The kids came in and we broke down film and saw the things we need to work on. We need to correct them in a hurry.”
The main deficiency revealed by Saturday’s film session is tackling.
“I felt like we missed too many tackles the other night,” Hermes said. “Communication is the key on defense. There was a lack of it against Hebbronville. Hopefully it gets better.”
The 20 points were most allowed by Banquete this season, including two shutouts. The Bulldogs gave up only eight first downs and 150 total yards, but Hermes is hoping for an even better showing against the Bobcats.
“They’re primarily a run-heavy team. They like to run quite a bit, but they did throw for over 100 other night,” Hermes said. “They like to power run the ball. They toss it right, toss it left and run it right at you. We need to be strong up front. They have some good little backs. We’re going to have to make adjustments and make sure we’re where we’re supposed to be and make plays when we get there.”