2008 Team Insider: Bonham Purple Warriors

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It was a difficult debut season for Coach John Hall with the Bonham Purple Warriors in 2007 as Bonham limped to an 0-10 campaign. The Purples have high hopes heading into 2008 as 18 letterman return and in a new district things could be on the way up.

On offense expect Bonham to put up some points. Six starters return and with a full off-season to learn the ins and outs of the Slot T offense Bonham should be tough to slow down. RB Myron Roundtree is the top player back, as a junior Roundtree ran for 712 yards averaging nearly 7 yards per carry. The offensive line is small, however to execute the Slot T large offensive lineman aren't needed, just quick guys who get to spots. Although Bonham won't throw the ball much, when they do throw it look for Jordan Hill to be the top target. Slayter Hunnicutt will pilot the Purple Warriors offense.

On defense Bonham has was porous allowing over 40 points a game in 2007, however with 8 starters back look for those numbers to also improve as it honestly can't get much worse. On paper the Purples aren't very big and they aren't too quick either, so they'll have to make up for a lack of physical tools and rely on scheme and deception.

Overall, most knew that Bonham would take some major lumps in 2007 as not only were the Purple Warriors young but they also had a new coach in addition to trying to learn a difficult scheme. There will be improvement but 10-3A is still a tough loop with two good Class 4A drop downs in Paris and Paris North Lamar. Third place is up for grabs and if things break right BHS could be in the mix.

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