2015 Laughlin Football Capsule


League: Division III Southern

Head coach: Walt Hemingway, first season

2014 record: 0-9 (0-7 Southern, eighth)

Base offensive set: Hybrid, Spread

Base defensive set: 4-3, 3-3 stacked

Top offensive players: C Andrew Estes (Sr.); QB Tyler Furr (Sr.); OL Brendan Staples (Sr.)

Top defensive players: LB Coda Abatti (Jr.); DL Jeremy Coffey (Jr.); DL William Stevens (Jr.)

Top newcomers: RB/S Janarius Hickman (Fr.)

Key losses: RB/DB Robert Osuna

Outlook: Laughlin had a tough time in Division III last season, losing by an average of 37.9 points a game.

The Cougars, now under first-year coach Hemingway, look to improve with the return of several upperclassmen.

Furr is back at quarterback, and appears to be well-protected behind seniors Estes and Staples.

Estes was selected on the All-Southern League second team on offense last season. He also made the first team for defense.

Coffey and Stevens will continue to wreak havoc on the defensive line, with Abatti cleaning up the mess at linebacker.

“We keep preaching family and togetherness,” Hemingway said. “We will work hard and play power football.”

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