2009 Team Insider: Crockett Bulldogs

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After spending time as one of the top powers in East Texas during the late 1990's the Crockett Bulldogs have fallen back to the pack and are now just another team as the Bulldogs finished 6-5 in 2008. Crockett fell to Mexia 20-18 in the bi-district playoffs and with just three starters back on both sides of the ball and losing District 20-3A Offensive MVP Tyler Tabor the Bulldogs could struggle on both sides of the ball in 2009.

On offense Crockett faces a major rebuilding effort as the majority of the playmakers have graduated. FB Calvin Rogers returns and will once again be a solid blocking back and short yardage runner, he was named first team all-district from his FB slot. Trevon Dickenson will be the bell cow back and he's a very similar back to Tabor in that he's a big bruising back who does most of his damage between the tackles. Tevin leads a talented group of receivers, Riley at 6'3 will be a go to target. However he's joined by sophomore Devaughn Lee and freshman Michael McNight. McNight is a big time talent but he's just a freshman. Napoleon Dennis will pilot the offensive attack after spending last season at LB, Dennis will be a major dual threat as he's got 4.41 speed in the forty. The offensive left side will be solid as the Bulldogs DeMarcus McNight and Antonio Chimney both at 260 pounds lead the way.

Crockett also took some heavy losses on the defensive side of the ball, one starter in Napoleon Dennis will be full time on offense. DE Naquan Lee is the headliner, the 6'4 260 pound DE has turned into a Division 1 prospect. Lee has good size and a big time motor and gives opposing offenses fits. The LB's are decimated with the loss of Tabor, Mark Leediker who was a four year letterman and Jagared Davis. Three sophomores will lead the way in the CHS 3-5-3 defense, where the Bulldogs lack size but they have tremendous team speed.

Overall, Crockett's team speed and athleticism will be enough to win a lot of games at the 3A level. District 20-3A should be improved however so Crockett will be in a fight to get into the postseason. I expect a 3-7 or 4-6 type season, but with 10 underclassmen starting on defense expect the Bulldogs to be stout in 2010.

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