Multiple Teams · North Dallas faces Creekview next; OU band to perform at halftime

After last week’s loss, the North Dallas coaches are busy making corrections and reviving the energy that carried them through the first three victories.

This week, the Bulldogs (3-2, 0-2 in 11-5A) will face district contender Carrollton Creekview (3-2, 2-0 in 11-5A) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couch Field at Loos.

At halftime, the University of Oklahoma band will perform, said ND athletic coordinator Brian Barnett. The band is in town for the Texas-OU game on Saturday.

Creekview, which is coming off a 67-12 win over Hillcrest, allows an average of 218 yards a game.  ND allows an average of 258 yards a game.

Creekview won last year’s game 49-0 and held ND running back Geovani Manning to 9 yards on 20 carries. Creekview did not throw a pass in the game.

“They run the football,” head coach Charles Moss said. “It was a physical game. It’s old-school football.”

During practice Tuesday, the coaches were constantly helping the players make better plays, and look at different strategies and coverages on both sides of the ball.

“They have to believe that they can play football,” Moss said, talking about his players. “They have to believe they are just as good as the opposition in front of us. Then, we have to win every play.”

Moss, pointing at his chest, said the team has to have “pride and heart.”

“We have to stay together as a team,” he said. “Whoever makes the least mistakes and plays the hardest” will win.