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Bulldogs prepared to return to the hardwood

Bruce Tippets

The Moffat County High School boys basketball players revealed themselves to the public Tuesday during the annual blue and white scrimmage at the high school gym.

According to Bulldogs varsity coach Blaine Corlett, the scrimmage gave his team a preview of a real game.

“I thought that the scrimmage went well,” said Corlett. “It was a good chance to see somebody blowing a whistle; it was good to see how close that they are going to call it. In practice we let it go a little rougher than it should.”

During the scrimmage Corlett used everyone on the team.

“The varsity kind of started slow, but once we got going we were fine,” said Corlett. “Overall, I thought that it was good night. We got to see a lot of different combinations to see what kids play well together. It was good to see everybody get some time.”

“I know that the kids were looking forward to it and I was to,” said freshmen coach Tom Dockstader. “I am not sure what to make of this group and I got a chance to see what some of them could do today.”

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The freshmen team faced the junior varsity team for one quarter and Dockstader said that was a good learning experience.

“Playing against the junior varsity team was really good,” said Dockstader. “The freshmen found out what it is like to go against a faster speed.

“They had to step up and go a little faster.”

The Bulldogs were scheduled to scrimmage Fruita Monument on Saturday, but that was cancelled.

“Fruita Monument cancelled the scrimmage, because they want their kids to go to the football playoff game and that is understandable,” said Corlett. “If our football team was in a semifinal game I would want our kids to go and support them.”

Instead the Bulldogs will scrimmage Rangely and Hayden beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the high school gym.

“It’s kind of nice because we don’t have to travel,” said Corlett. “They are two pretty tough teams and everybody will get a chance to play again on Saturday.”