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Alex will go on the road for about a three-hour ride to Caddo and a tough test on Thursday.

The Bruins (4-2) have won three in a row, their latest a 36-34 decision at Allen. They bring seven kids back on either side of the ball from a team that got bumped out of the post-season last year on a tiebreaker. This year, they want to just play their way in, with no questions asked.

“They’re a pretty good team – and that's a tough place to play,” Longhorns coach Justin Savage said. “They’ve got the same quarterback (Nathan Owens) as last year, and he has a very strong arm and is a very good runner. (Ty Miller) is a real good receiver and they’ve got a good back (Tyler Wright).”

Alex will not have Caullen Alexander in the lineup this week after he suffered a second concussion. Other than that injury, the Longhorns go in healthy.

“We expect a tough game,” Savage said. “They’ve got a lot of kids out and they’re a physical team. They also like to talk.

“They were talking last year and they were talking at summer camp. We can’t allow ourselves to get caught up in that kind of stuff. We’ve got to stay composed and just go out there and play.”

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