Bulldogs tune up for ’17 football season with Friday night scrimmage

The Trenton Bulldogs hit the field of C.F. Russell Stadium for the first time on Friday night, with Brandon Boswell’s team entertaining their home fans with a team scrimmage.

During the course of 40 plays, six touchdowns were scored, with Lathan Croy and Avery Cooksey connecting on a end zone strike to open the scoring, followed by a five yard touchdown carry by Croy, the anticipated senior starting quarterback.  Mark Trump added a scoring run for the Bulldogs, breaking numerous tackles on his way to the west end zone, before Sam Schilling stepped in front of an intended pass to the tight end to grab an interception, representing the defensive highlight of the night for THS.

With more youth seeing playing time as the scrimmage progressed, sophomore Jaren Whitney took a long run down to the five-yard line, with Lucas Clark scoring on the following play.  A Schilling touchdown run finished the scoring.

Trenton Head Coach Brandon Boswell spoke about where his team is, with one week to go before the season opener against the Lathrop Mules:

One big decision made by the Bulldogs coaching staff coming into the 2017 season was to move junior Jadan Whitney, expected to be one of the top defenders in the Grand River Conference, from the line to the middle linebacker position to replace the graduated Connor Cotton:

With two meetings against Lathrop a season ago, including a district quarterfinal victory in October to end the Mules season, Boswell’s Bulldogs should know their Week 1 opponent very well: