The Galena Bulldogs are ready to hit the gridiron for another thrilling season of high school football! As the anticipation builds for the upcoming campaign, here’s a sneak peek into what’s in store for the team and its fans.
A New Era with Coach Martin
This year, the Bulldogs welcome Jacoby Martin as their head coach, bringing fresh energy and strategies to the field. Coach Martin is no stranger to the game, although this marks his first year at the helm. Assisting him are a dedicated group of coaches: JC Dawes, Cory Perry, Randy Brooks, Zach Shockey, and Josh Geisel.
Reflecting on 2022
Last season, the Bulldogs showcased their skills with an impressive 7-3 overall record, making their mark in the CNC League. They made it all the way to the regional finals, earning the title of Regional Runner-up. The team is hungry to build on this success and aim even higher in the upcoming season.
Standout Players to Watch
While the team bids farewell to some key players from last year, including Tyler Little, Dawson Mooney, and Koby Meyers, there’s excitement about the return of strong talents. Zane Turner leads the pack, demonstrating his prowess on both offense and defense. On the offensive end, Turner recorded an impressive 1063 rushing yards, with 17 touchdowns, and 512 passing yards. Defensively, KC Hopkins and Devon Heady are back, with 21 tackles and 15 assists, and 19 tackles and 28 assists respectively. Zane Turner also makes an impact on the defensive side of the ball.
Newcomers and Alumni Success
Joining the Bulldogs this year are promising newcomers Jack Perry, Brodie McNemar, and Brayden Buckaloo. Their enthusiasm and talent are set to add depth to the team’s lineup. On the collegiate level, several alumni are making their mark in college sports. Nick Sarwinksi and Brett Sarwinksi are shining at Pittsburg State University in football and baseball respectively. Tyler Little is making waves at Arkansas State University in football.
With a blend of experienced returners and promising newcomers, the Bulldogs are gearing up for an exciting 2023 season. The team’s dedication, hard work, and spirit are sure to captivate fans as they compete against rivals in the CNC League. Keep your Bulldog pride high and stay tuned for thrilling moments on the field!
As the excitement builds and the kick-off draws near, Galena Bulldogs fans have every reason to be thrilled about the upcoming football season. Stay connected, stay passionate, and let’s cheer on our Bulldogs to victory!