Wylie was able to jump out to a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter, and then hold on for a 37-35 win to start district 1-0. That's something the Bulldogs have done regularly over the past decade, with their last loss in a district opener coming in 2003.
Head coach Hugh Sandier says getting off to a good start in district helps set up the rest of the district schedule.
"Well, it's huge. You want to start off district where you're leading it and you're not behind. You want to make sure you play every game in district like it's a district championship, but to get the first one kind of puts you kind of in charge of the district and tied with two others. I think it's big for the district because there's only five district games and you better get every one you can," said Sandifer.
The players were also excited to get the district schedule started with a big win.
"It was great. When we got out there we were a lot faster on defense. Offensively we were controlling the game a lot better," said Austin Rains. "You know, coming off your first district game with a win is all you can ask for."
This week the Bulldogs will look for their second district in when they travel to Monahans.