HOWE — Zack Hudson and the Howe Bulldogs will begin their foray into Texas Division 3A-1, Region II District 5 play against Pottsboro (3-2) on Friday, Sept. 13. The Bulldogs have faced a unique predicament following a close loss for what Hudson often describes as a young football team still looking to find their collective groove on the field, though recent changes in the Howe offensive line could give players like Calley Vick and Andrew Griffin II the opportunities they have been looking for on the field.


Howe (5-0) will attempt to end a five-game losing streak and earn their first victory of the season after narrowly losing, 14-17, to Caddo Mills on Sept. 29 after players like first-time quarterback Chase Harvey and many Bulldog fans assumed victory was all but certain.


Howe will next try their luck on Oct. 20 to continue an old tradition which was reignited only last season when the Bulldogs were moved up to District 5AAA Region II, making it possible for Howe to square off with Van Alstyne once again for the highly anticipated silver spike trophy exchanged between the two old rivals as they take on the Panthers at Bulldog Stadium.


The district playoffs will continue with an away game on Oct. 27 against Whitesboro (2-3). The district action will continue for Howe on Nov. 3 on the road against host Pilot Point High School (1-4). If the weather does not change for the Bulldogs, the 2017 season could very well end with the final district game on Nov. 10 against district rival Callisburg (1-4).


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