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Bulldogs to reveal new offense in season opener

John Vandelinder

— The Moffat County football team has made several changes this summer.

Head coach Kip Hafey wanted a new look offense for this year’s squad, even if he had to travel out of state to obtain it.

Hafey and his staff spent time in Texas this off-season, brainstorming with coaches from across the country, creating a new offensive strategy.

Hafey stated he wants to tire out the opposition by spreading the field, with four wide receivers, one tailback and using multiple players in motion.

“We will run everyone, everywhere, on the field,” Hafey said. “We want to catch Rawlins on its heels. The goal is to tire them out early.”

The Bulldogs visit Rawlins tonight for their season opener. Rawlins head coach Travis Moore, in his first year at the helm after being promoted from the assistant coach position, is expecting a rough game.

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“Moffat County has always been a tough match-up for us,” Moore said. “We know that this year they will be more pass intensive, but I still don’t fully know what to expect. They are an intimidating squad, that’s for sure.”

That’s what Hafey wants to hear.

“I want people to feel intimidated by us,” Hafey said. “Year after year, we hear that teams don’t want to play us, and that’s what we want. We are going to hit Rawlins hard and make them remember playing the Bulldogs.”

Moore remembers last year’s 47-0 Bulldog victory, which he was present at.

“We have made vast improvements over the summer,” Moore said. “Our strength is we have great team continuity among a great group of returning seniors. These kids have all played together. We probably won’t be able to stop the Bulldogs, but hopefully we can slow them down a bit and make this year’s contest more competitive than last year’s.”

The Bulldogs participated in two scrimmages last weekend, with the defense the weak spot in the bulldog armor.

“We found out that we were susceptible to the deep pass and that hurt us,” Hafey said. “All week long our point of emphasis has been to work on our secondary. We’ve put in new pass coverage schemes and the kids are really picking it up well. Everyone on defense has pass and run responsibilities”

Hafey said that defense shouldn’t be an issue if the offense performs as expected.

“Our team is ready to roll,” he said. “We are going to be aggressive. You better have the whole field covered, or we’re going to bite you.”

Projected starters

• Offense

QB Jake Bricker

RB Eli Buckner

WR Paul Nelson

WR Colton Conrad

WR Tyler Roach

WR Drew Turner

T Colton Murray

T Ethan Robinson

G Dillon Guinn

G Austin Hill

C Travis Wilson

• Defense

DT Ethan Robinson

DT Brian Ivy

NG Travis Wilson

LB Matt Kincheloe

LB Drew Turner

LB J.T. Haddan

LB Robert Daniels

CB Paul Nelson

CB Eli Buckner

CB Tyler Roach

S Jake Bricker

If you go

What: MCHS varsity football versus Rawlins

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: 1401 Colorado Road in Rawlins, Wyo.

• For more information, call 307-328-9280