The Milbank Area Bulldogs stepped up their game this week. They spent each practice in intense preparation for taking on the Sioux Valley Cossacks this weekend. “Our toughest opponents should be ourselves,” said head coach Jeremy Tostenson.
The Cossacks won’t go down without a fight, though. A new opponent for the Dawgs this year, they sit at 2-1 for the season in Class 11B. The team collected wins over Elk Point-Jefferson and Sisseton and dropped one to Sioux Falls Christian.
According to Tostenson, “the Cossacks know their fundamentals and play defensive football. They control the ball and don’t turn it over.”
For the Bulldogs to secure the win, Tostenson said his team needs to be disciplined in run fits and make tackles. “We need to get off the field on third down and our offense needs to be physical in their running game and control the clock.”
Friday night, AB Campbell Stadium will be abuzz with activity. Prior to kick off, the 2005 Class A state runner-up team will be honored. It’s Senior/Parent Night for boys golf and girls tennis. Plus, the middle school and high school bands will entertain the fans in recognition of Band Night.
Following the game, the 2005 team members and their families are invited to a social on the patio at Speedway.