COAHOMA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The Coahoma Bulldogs will look to replace several key impact players after a 9-3 season in 2019.
All five members of the team’s offensive line received some type of All-District honor, although four of them have graduated. Despite their loss, the Bulldogs approach will remain the same.
“That’s the deal. There’s a lot of skeptical people out there thinking that just because we graduated so many people that we’re not going to be the same football team,” said head coach Chris Joslin. “We hang our hat on being physical. We try to be physical at all levels so that they’re ready to step in.”
Another key departure is quarterback Zach Schneider. Over the course of his career, the Bulldogs bruising QB accounted for more than 6,500 total yards and 81 touchdowns.
All-District running back Brysen Kerby will take over as the team’s main offensive weapon. As a sophomore, Kerby rushed for 771 yards and 17 touchdowns.
“We had a talk with coach. We have a bunch of people stepping up getting ready to take their place,” said Kerby. “I feel like we can do it. Me personally, I’m just working on anything I can to help the team.”
“He’s going to be a three-year starter this year, so he needs to step up like he’s a three-year starter,” Joslin said of Kerby. “He’s probably worked the hardest out of all of them throughout the offseason. He’s bulked up a lot and kept his speed.”
Coahoma will also bring back talent on the outside. All-District selection Sean Striegler led the Bulldogs in receiving last year. He’ll also be a leader on defense as part of the team’s secondary.
“I think we can do some justice out there,” he said. “I think we have a strong secondary and a strong defensive line this year. I think our defense will be pretty solid.”