Coach: George Baker, second year (6-4).
2007 record: 6-4 (3-4 Northwest).
Returning starters: Seven offense, six defense.
Top players: QB/DB Chris Henderson (Jr.); RB/LB Josh Hardy (Sr.); WR/DB Matt Holley (Sr.); OL/DT Billy Smith (Sr.); OL Drew Thomas (Sr.); OL Michael Cardamone (Sr.); K/WR Colton Price (Sr.); LB Scott Hamilton (Sr.); DT Dana Payton (Sr.); WR/DB Jeremy Howard (Sr.); RB/DB Brandon Wright (So.); WR/DB Chris Stinson (Sr.); OL/DL Chase McCutcheon (Jr.); LB David Cuckler (Sr.); TE/DB Robert Holley (Jr.); OL/DT Taylor Davis (Sr.); WR/DB Todd Jackson (Jr.); QB/WR/DB Steven Wicker (Jr.); TE/DL Ryan Miller (Sr.); RB/LB David Vance (Sr.); WR/DB Nick Waters (Jr.).
Outlook: The Bulldogs have all the incentive they need after narrowly missing the playoffs last season. The team’s four losses were by a combined 22 points.
“Our kids are pretty hungry,” said Baker. “They want to get to that next level.”
Holley was the team’s leading receiver last year with 23 catches for 415 yards. He should also be one of the leaders on a defense that has good overall speed.
Baker said the senior class has supplied good leadership.
“Our kids really have a tenacity to them,” he said. “When things start to go bad, they really get after it and work harder.”