Titans open 2020 season at Royse City
The first game of the 2020 season is finally here as the Titans travel to Royse City to take on the Bulldogs. This will be the third straight season that the Titans and Bulldogs have squared off in the season opener. In 2018, the Titans traveled to Royse City and claimed a 27-6 victory. The Bulldogs traveled to the Ford Center in 2019 and defeated the Titans 28-7.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Rankings: Dallas Morning News #14 Class 5A
Dave Campbell: 3rd in District 8-5A Div II
Friday, September 25, 2020
Site: Royse City ISD Stadium
Time: 7:30 Kick
Radio: 92.1 FM KXEZ
The Bulldogs return 7 starters on offense and 2 starters on defense from last year’s team that went 9-3 last year including a 6-2 district mark.
Offensively, the Bulldogs are led by Ketron Jackson (6’1”, 185) wide receiver who is committed to the University of Arkansas. The speedster will be heavily involved in the Bulldog offense after posting 61 catches for 889 yards and 6 Touchdowns in 2019. Running back Ahmon Petty-Dozier (5’9”, 175, 4.5) led the Bulldog ground attack with 1,173 and 7 rushing touchdowns. The offensive line will be a strength once again for the Bulldogs as Tyler Williams (6’5”, 275) and Turner Hilburn (6’4”, 275) return to anchor a strong offensive line. At quarterback, Joe Veracruz (6’, 180) will be the starter. Coach Petroff likes the potential the 4.8 speedster brings to the Bulldog offense.
Defensively the Bulldogs will count on returning starters LB Blake Buham (5’11”, 200) and DB Damon Dozer (5’10”, 170, 4.6) to provide experience. Buham accounted for 54 tackles last year and Dozer finished the season with 24 tackles and 2 interceptions. Sophomore Dominque Gatson (5’10”, 220) saw action as a 9th grader last year and will be force in the Bulldogs aggressive 3-4 scheme.
From Coach Webb
“We always look forward to opening the season with the Bulldogs because we know they will be a great challenge for our squad. Coach Petroff and his staff have done a great job in building the program into a perennial play-off team. They are very similar to the teams we see in our district. Strong OL/DL, with very talented skill players on both sides of the ball. We will need to execute at high level in all three phases of the game to compete with Royse City. They will make us earn everything.”