Bandera @ Warhorse Stadium Friday

In 2020, the Bandera Bulldogs struggled to say the least. Bandera finished the season without a victory going 0-9, including a 0-5 District 15-4A DII record. Last year’s Bulldogs surrendered a whopping 405 points while only scoring 45 points for themselves.
The 2021 version of the Bandera Bulldogs, however, is currently 5-2 overall and 1-1 in district action. Friday night at Warhorse Stadium, Bandera looks to take over sole possession of second place in the district with a win over the also 1-1 Devine Warhorses.
Bandera opened their season with a 39-14 loss to the Aggies in Poteet. The Bulldogs rebounded nicely with five consecutive victories before falling to undefeated Carrizo Springs last Friday 18-0.
Gomez’s take
As enjoyable as the Hondo victory was for Devine Head Coach Paul Gomez and his coaching staff, he knows the time is now to focus on the new and improved Bandera Bulldog football team.
“We had fun and enjoyed the weekend and now it’s time to concentrate on Bandera. Bandera held Carrizo to a 0-6 score for much of the game until the last minutes of the game where things fell apart and Carrizo added a couple of more scores late in the game. If Bandera would have gotten a couple of calls to go their way then they may have even been leading Carrizo. So, they are a much improved team that’s for sure with a big senior class. We have to pay the price and work our tails off during the week so that it can pay off on Friday. That’s going to be the key. We cannot have an emotional letdown after this past Hondo rival game. We have got to be mature enough to handle success, and work to get better and not be satisfied. There is so much football left to be played this season, and we still have a chance in district to finish as the #1 seed.”
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer