• Scrimmages give a glimpse at 2014 Bulldogs
By Jim Wallace

Fans and coaches had a lot to look at during Thomson Bulldog football scrimmages Friday night at The Brickyard.
The ninth-grade and varsity intrasquad games showed some of what to expect when the teams take the field for real later in the year.
“Thomson won,” said Head Coach Rob Ridings laughing.
But turning serious, he added “and we won because no one got hurt,” which is always a concern.
In the Black and Gold varsity matchup, the Black squad won 10-0 as Trey Parker scored on a 60-yard run, and Cody Brown kicked a 41-yard field goal. While there was kicking, there was no contact allowed during kicking sequences.
After the game, Ridings addressed the team, saying he was proud of the players.
“We’ve done a lot of changes,” he said. “We’re not where we need to be, but you’ve done a great job. What we’ve got to do from tonight until when we start again on Aug. 1 is to have the same focus and same desire to stand up and represent what this jersey says – Thomson. You have the opportunity to do that.”
In critiquing the scrimmage, Ridings, whose Bulldogs will compete in Region 7-AAAA, said the team had to throw better.

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