By ERIC VICCARO
For Bowie High School head football coach Dylan Stark, the focus goes from a top-flight running back to a speedy quarterback.
Bowie’s defense will take on Lake Worth signal caller Tray White, who started as a wide receiver last season but moves under center this season.
“Their quarterback is athletic,” Stark said. “They like to have the ball in his hands, and he’s elusive.”
West has a 40-yard dash time of about 4.5 seconds, which isn’t nearly as fast as Wichita Falls Hirschi’s Cedric Battle, who controlled last Friday’s game at Memorial Stadium as the Huskies won 40-28.
“We want to be able to get that first win,” Stark said.
Lake Worth will try to confuse Bowie’s offense with a pair of different defensive alignments, with both a 4-3 and a split 4-4.
The Bullfrogs, like Hirschi a member of Conference 4A, has Kameron Milton at middle linebacker.
“He runs downhill well, and he’s aggressive,” Stark said. “He knows how to get after it.”
Last week, like Bowie, Lake Worth was on the losing end of things falling to Fort Worth Country Day, 27-22. Both teams are 0-1 heading into Friday’s contest at Jackrabbit Stadium.
Lake Worth was 6-5 last season, a bi-district finalist, however only two returners come back on both offense and defense. The Bullfrogs have lost a whopping 19 seniors to graduation from last year’s postseason team. Read more in the mid-week edition of The Bowie News, including game statistics.
Are you ready for some football?
Who: Lake Worth at Bowie
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Where: Jackrabbit Stadium
Why it’s important: Both teams are seeking their first wins.
Tickets: $5 for adults and students.
Carter Shackelford finds room to run during Friday’s game against Hirschi at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls. Shackelford had a successful day running and receiving, despite Bowie falling to Hirschi 40-28. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)