Revenge is on the minds of the No. 5 Sulphur Bulldogs this week.

Revenge is on the minds of the No. 5 Sulphur Bulldogs this week.

At 7:30 p.m. tonight at Calvin Agee Field in Sulphur, the Bulldogs will be looking to avenge their only regular season loss from a year ago, when they host the Cache Bulldogs in their final non-district game. 

Sulphur went on the road to Cache last year and suffered a 35-12 defeat. 

Following that loss Sulphur won their next 12 games before losing to Heritage Hall in the Class 3A championship game.

“We did not play very well last year at Cache,” Sulphur coach Jim Dixon said. 

“Cache was a solid team, but we played horrible. I hope we come out and play a lot better against them than we did last year. They lost last week, so I fully expect them to travel here and be ready to play to get back to winning football games.”

Cache, a Class 4A team, defeated Class 5A Altus 23-20 in week one and fell to Class 3A Marlow 20-7 last week.

Sulphur defeated Madill 49-21 at Agee in week one and pulled away for a 50-14 win over Davis last week in The Battle of the Arbuckles at Wolf Field.

“Cache has a lot of talent on both sides of the football,” Dixon said. 

“They have an excellent quarterback that does a good job of executing their offense. They run a lot of ‘jet’ plays, and they run out of a ‘wing-t’ formation a lot, and they make you stay at home on defense and play smart. Cache has a number of good-sized people along the offensive line that are 260-270 pounds, and with that size up front they can run the football quite well.”

Dixon added his Bulldogs are relatively healthy after the first two weeks of competition, and he is seeing a few areas that he hopes to see improvement on this week despite two lop-sided wins.

“We will need to get better on both sides of the football this week,” Dixon said. 

“We took advantage of mistakes by the other teams in weeks one and two, and that made things look easier than it really was. 

“Defensively we have to maintain good focus, especially with the offense Cache likes to run,” Dixon added. “I am hoping our offensive line continues to improve because that helps our skilled people perform better. So far I am thankful we are pretty healthy. We will need to stay that way throughout the season in order for us to be successful.”