Wylie’s inexperienced, undersized D-line showing promise

Coming into the season, Wylie had one defensive lineman with significant varsity experience, and that showed at times during the team’s scrimmage against a big and physical Odessa High squad.

The progress made between that outing and last Friday’s opener against Georgetown, however, has both the players and their coaches optimistic about that group’s future.

While the final score — a 31-7 defeat — may not indicate it, the Bulldogs front held its own against a talented Eagle line, limiting Georgetown’s explosive offense to just 3.6 yards per rush attempt while sacking quarterback Jackson Sioson twice and using pressure to force a number of throws into coverage.

The key now is to build on that growth.

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