2008 Team Insider: Buna Cougars

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Buna Cougars

The drop to class 2A 2 years ago did wonders for the Buna Cougars. Both seasons in 2A have resulted in playoff appearances for the Cougars. Prior to that they hadn't seen postseason action since 1999. Buna returns 7 total starters that will try to help lead them to the postseason for a 3rd straight year in 2008.

Key Wins Last Year

Kountze (21-14)

Hardin (49-32)

Last Year's Scores

Buna 35 Orangefield 12

Buna 62 Burkeville 6

Buna 42 Tarkington 7

Buna 57 Hull-Daisetta 6

Buna 48 Anahuac 7

Buna 21 Kountze 14

Buna 49 Hardin 32

East Chambers 34 Buna 33

Buna 19 Deweyville 6

Buna 42 Warren 6

Newton 55 Buna 8

Offense

Buna returns 2 offensive starters from last year's team that averaged 38 points per game. QB Ryan Shepherd returns after completing 23 passes for 389 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2007. Buna's bread and butter will once again be their running game with the return of RB Blanton Craft. Last season Craft rushed for 715 yards and 11 touchdowns on 85 carries.

Other Key Players

None Listed

Defense

The Cougars have 5 defensive starters back from last year's unit that allowed 17 points per game. Above mentioned Craft also stars at DB for the Coogs. Last season Craft recorded 7 interceptions from his DB spot. Also back is LB Dylan Hussey. Hussy had a nice 2007 season as he finished with 60 tackles. Look for Buna to have a tough defensive line led by Radi Varrett, Rederick Tyler and Dakota Blessing.

Other Key Players

Trenton Allen (DE)

Buna opens the 2008 season at home against Trinity in Week 0. The following week they will travel to Orangefield to take on the Bobcats. The Cougars will close out non-district play on September 19 at Bridge City. The 23-2A championship could be up for grabs in the very first week of district play when Buna travels to East Chambers on September 26. Here is the complete 2008 schedule for the Buna Cougars……

Aug. 29 Trinity

Sept. 5 @ Orangefield

Sept. 12 Tarkington

Sept. 19 @ Bridge City

Sept. 26 @ East Chambers*

Oct. 3 Kountze*

Oct. 10 @ Warren*

Oct. 17 OPEN

Oct. 24 Deweyville*

Oct. 31 @ Hardin*

Nov. 7 Anahuac*


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