2009 Team Insider: Bandera Bulldogs

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It was a decent 2008 season for the Bandera Bulldogs who finished 7-4 but after a bye to the area playoffs the Bulldogs were quickly ousted by LaFeria 31-14. With seven starters back and a strong sophomore class Coach Prince's squad could be poised to repeat as District 29-3A champions. Depth will be an issue for the Bulldogs but their front line talent is stout and it could make them contenders in Region 4.

The offense for Bandera will center around QB Cole Hubble who as a junior was named District 29-3A MVP as he accounted for over 3700 yards of offense. Hubble is a true dual threat and has all the tools to be a player on Saturdays in the near future. The Bulldogs have some excellent tools around Hubble as the backfield feature two all-district performers in Davis Morrow and Tyler Stevens. With Stevens spending a lot of time on defense expect Bandera to utilize a lot of three wide sets. Cisco Ruiz will be the ring leader of a good receiver group as he was named 29-3A Newcomer of the Year. Sophomore Ryan Walker joins Ruiz and Sean Scott along with Zach Young will provide depth as the versatile Young is listed as a TE but he's more than capable of splitting out wide. The offensive line doesn't have a ton of size but the guys up front move well and are well suited to the Bulldogs Wing-T based attack.

On defense Bandera has a bit of work to do with just five starters back, the defensive line will be solid with Brice Shearhart and John Smith up front. Shearhart's time on defense might be limited with his increased role on the offensive line. The group of linebackers may be one of the best in South Texas as junior Michael Dobson could emerge as a Division 1 prospect and Tyler Stevens is a returning first team all-district player. The secondary is solid but with Hubble being the QB the Bulldogs will count on depth from Ryan Walker and Colby Stewart.

Overall look for Bandera to repeat as District 29-3A champions and the Bulldogs will be a contender to make some noise in the always wide open Region 4 bracket. Although don't look for a repeat of the 2002 State Championship you could see BHS make a push to the fourth round.

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