Back on its heels, Wylie asked to respond after second-straight loss


ABILENE, Texas - Wylie Bulldog football is in an unfamiliar position this week - riding a two game losing streak. And there's some questions needed to be answered has non-district wraps up on Friday.

Wylie had just 3 first downs in the first half against No. 4 Argyle, coupled with 37 yards and a second half momentum shift that would quickly stall in a 56-7 loss.

Penalties and turnovers would be a key factor, as this loss drops the Bulldogs to .500 at 2-2.

"We just started the game bad," said head coach Hugh Sandifer on Monday. "Frist snap for us was on our 9 yard line and the second snap was from the inch line, so it maybe was a sign of things to come but hey, it's just another game that we learn something from."

While it's always a big time match-up, the good news is unlike the last meeting, this game doesn't mean a season is over - since both usually meet in the playoffs come late November.

But it's time for Wylie to show they can regroup. It's quite a task with no timetable on the return of injured QB Sam King and receiver Evan Cantrell. Friday also dinged up weapon Cason Grant and Gatlin Martin who both left in the 4 th quarter last Friday.

"Just putting the last game behind us and moving ahead to the next one no matter if it follows a loss or it follows a win," said Sandifer. "Our kids didn't like that feeling Friday, so I hope they respond, but I did tell them that there's some areas that are areas of concern that we need to correct if we're going to be good."

So with just one non-district game left, followed by an open week before its district opener, head coach Hugh Sandifer says there's no panic, but a need for his team to clean things up now.

"I mean we've had 7 turnovers and 19 penalties in the last two weeks and these are some that I feel have been forced, and I think that we can take care of it and get to be a better unit on both sides of the ball," Sandifer explained.

Wylie continues its road swing Friday at Brownfield.

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