BAY SPRINGS, Miss. (WTOK) - It'd be hard to find a high school football coach anywhere that'd be disappointed about practicing on Thanksgiving.
Getting your team that deep into November usually means you've had a solid season.
Bay Springs did that, as the Bulldogs were one of four 2A teams still playing on Black Friday. Taylorsville came out on top in the South State Championship that night; 15-8.
"The attention span of a 16 to 18 year old kid is very short, so we keep it week to week," said head coach Dan Brady.
"But our long term goal is to win a state championship. We've been close three times," Brady added. "These kids are hungry."
Brady coached the Bulldogs to an 11-4 record last season, finishing second in a top heavy 2A-District 5. Two of those losses came to the Tartars, the other two at much larger schools Quitman and West Jones.
Bay Springs runs the Wing-T offense, known to wear out teams that can't control the line of scrimmage and stop the run. This year, the Bulldogs won't change scheme, just players, as they return just seven starters.
The Bulldogs open Aug. 23 at home vs. Stringer.