KINGMAN - The Bulldogs put the Blue-Gold scrimmage game behind them last Friday and now begin preparing for the season opener at 7 p.m. Friday at Lake Havasu.
In the scrimmage, the first- and second-team offenses combined to score 10 touchdowns for 72 points.
"Our offense is up tempo, so there's no way a defense can stop it," said senior starting quarterback Daniel Williford. "We played great, all the guys gave 110 percent, and that's what we need to win games."
Williford was involved on five of the touchdowns. He scored on three runs of 33, two and eight yards. He passed for two, connecting with Tyler Tapia on a 12-yard strike and Mason Wester for a 65-yard score.
"I'm very pleased," said KHS coach Greg Tonjes. "We did good things, but we have to be moving those to great things. We did do more great things than good things, and we did more good things than ugly."
Second-team quarterback Jose Moreno also threw for two touchdowns. He hit Isiah Perez for a 70-yard score and Garrett Stephens got behind the defense on a 60-yard strike.
Of the 72 points, 25 came from the second-team offense against the first-team defense. That may be problematic for the Bulldogs when the regular season opens, but the overall impression from the team is positive.
"We have a really strong defense this year," said Aidan Dunn, who played outstanding Friday. "We had good coverage tonight and both the first and second teams played hard. There's always room for improvement."
Wester, Tapia and Josh Patterson each had touchdown runs. Wester scored on a 1-yard plunge and Tapia went 12 yards. Patterson had several beautiful runs for Kingman and scored on a 1-yard run through the left side.
Senior Taylor Ferrin is out for football for the first time ever, and the Bulldog soccer star showed he owns the kicking job.
He went 5-for-10 on extra points, but three were blocked and one went wide left from 50 yards. He made a 42-yard PAT, and on a 53-yard attempt the ball was partially blocked. The long-distance tries were to give Ferrin field-goal experience.
"I've made a 55 in practice and have tried 65," Ferrin said. "It's a lot different out here with all the people. The nerves were jumping."