"This ain't a gameday, it's a scrimmage."
"So, it's still a game," was how some of the conversation overheard from the bleachers at Taylor Field went the evening of Friday, August 22, as the Colmesneil Bulldogs took on the Joaquin Rams in their third and final scrimmage before the regular season begins.
Scrimmage or not, the rules of play still apply and the Dogs showed plenty of moxie against the Rams, holding strong until the fourth quarter of play, when a pair of touchdowns brought the score to 18-6 in favor of Joaquin.
The recent breakdown of the class 1A division for Texas high school sports, per the UiL's doing, moved all of the 1A districts up a notch and opened the door for a whole slew of new opponents for the fall.
Joaquin, a district located nearly on the Louisiana border, has a history of fierce play with a couple of past playoff appearances to its credit.
Strong defensive play by the Dogs allowed them to hold their own through the first three quarters of play, but a pair of touchdowns by the Rams in the fourth quarter brought the score to 18-6.
The lone score of the game for Colmesneil was obtained by junior wide receiver Kaleb Lindsey toward the end of the third quarter.
The Bulldogs will face the Lovelady Lions at 7:30 p.m. in an away match at Lovelady, which will be their first regular season game of the year.
Colmesneil High athletics also wishes to extend an inviation to Bulldog fans to come out at 7 p.m. Thursday night to Taylor Field for a "Meet the Bulldogs and Lady Dogs" event, for an opportunity to meet the athletes playing for CHS' football and volleyball teams this fall season.