BULLDOGS BEGIN FOOTBALL PRACTICE – Monday was the first day football teams across Missouri could begin practice. At 6 p.m. Bulldog Head Coach Derek Scroggins and his assistants joined the 55 members of the El Dorado Springs Bulldog squad on the practice field. Coach Scroggings said that is a good number “Considering they had 19 the year before I got here. We had a lot more strenuous requirements during the summer. It was good to see that number out.” The coach said the team is looking good and was able to retain a lot of information. “They hit the ground running.”

First the young athletes loosened up and stretched their muscles. Then it was time to practice plays and go through the techniques needed. “We basically expect our kids to be in shape by this point. Now we get to work on the nuts and bolts of playing football.”

He said, “We will probably have our depth chart after our midnight scrimmage which is this Friday, Aug. 4, at midnight.” He said, “We will have a lot firmer grip on where we are after we see them in full pads.” The scrimmage will start at midnight. Athletic Director Mike Durnell said admission will be free. The fans are invited.

The first game will be the Cedar County Bowl at home against Stockton at 7 p.m. Aug. 18. It will be one of only three home games this year. “A 4th home game was scheduled but the school closed so we had to play a team on the other side of the state so we are going to meet half way and we both will lose one of our home games.”

“There was a lot of positive energy yesterday in the first practice. The kids seem excited. So we are looking forward to seeing what we can do.”