MCHS plays well against Montrose
The Moffat County High School football team got a taste off hitting an opponent during a scrimmage Saturday against Montrose.
According to coach John Haddan, the Bulldogs held their own on the road against the 4A Indians.
“The scrimmage down at Montrose went really well,” said Haddan. “Both teams went 15 plays on offense and 15 plays on defense. Then we went with some younger players.”
Moffat County High School (MCHS) has installed a new offense for the season. The Bulldogs plan to play more run-and-shoot, mixed with a no-huddle attack, to get the ball moving.
“I thought that our offense looked really well,” said Haddan. “The execution was a lot better, what I would anticipate this early in the season. The passing game looked good. We still had a few missed assignments, but overall I was extremely pleased with the effort we had on our offense.”
The Bulldogs mixed things up on the offensive side of the ball.
“Saturday we used a pretty balanced offense attack,” said Haddan. “We were really pleased with how our passing game came together. Overall, it was a great offensive effort.”
Haddan said the Bulldogs played physical football and did a good job hustling to the ball.
“Defensively, the kids really flew around,” he said. “We still had some mental errors on the defensive side, but overall for the whole scrimmage I thought it was a good effort. The defense more than stood up to the challenge to what Montrose ran at them.”
“For what we saw on the field Saturday, the kids really enjoyed hitting somebody else,” said Haddan. “We got to see a lot of different players. We will break down the film this week and that will help evaluate the kids. We had a couple of little minor injuries, but no serious ones.”
The Bulldogs open the season Saturday against Fruita Monument on the road at 1 p.m.
“We know that Fruita has a tough football team,” said Haddan. “They have some all-state kids off their state quarterfinal football team from last year. They play a good kind of quality 4A football. We are going to have to go down there and be a physical team and try to put it to them.”
After two days of competition at the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association State Finals, riders and ropers from Moffat and Routt counties are making their way into the home stretch.