Bryan vs. College Park: Preview


The Bryan Vikings (2-7, 1-4) will wrap-up the season Friday (11/9) by hosting The Woodlands College Park Cavaliers (4-5, 1-4) with neither team having the season they thought they might.

Bryan head coach Ross Rogers says the Vikings will continue to work on better execution of the offense and fewer mistakes on defense.  And, the Vikings will have to have a good game defensively because College Park’s offense will be radically different than Bryan has seen all season.  The Cavaliers will line up in the I-formation and run the option Veer offense. College Park quarterback Brett Buckley has rushed for over 500 yards this season and running back Nicholas Black is, according to Rogers, a talented runner who plays hard.

Defensively, College Park will line up in a 5-0 odd defense with the defensive backs bouncing in and out to try and force the Vikings to change play calls at the line of scrimmage. Rogers says defensive lineman Michael Cervera and linebackers Austin Fredrickson and Roosevelt Henderson all cover the field well and tackle hard.

Even though the Vikings are out of the playoff picture and the Cavaliers can still make the playoffs with a win, Rogers says Bryan will be playing hard.  “Why not win the last one?” asksRogers.  “(Coach) Richard Carson and them are great people, but I’d sure like for us to have a victory and if that doesn’t put them in the playoffs, that’s their problem.”

Bryan and College Park will kick-off Friday at 7:30 pm in Bryan’s Merrill Green Stadium.  The game will be broadcast beginning at 7 pm with Keith Kane on the play-by-play and Tap Bentz providing color commentary.