HARRISBURG, MO (KMIZ)
High school football is just under three weeks away, and the Harrisburg Bulldogs are looking to fill some big shoes after a historic season last year.
Longtime head coach Steve Hopkins says the team has never had a bid with more than 20 guys until this year, when they only had fewer than 20 guys. 30.
With the large turnout, there are big question marks surrounding Hopkins’ offense.
“We have lost our best tackle ever. We have lost our best receiver of all time. We lost our best quarterback ever. Those young men were precious and yet we have two or three kids who are now four-year-old starters stepping right into those roles,” Hopkins said.
Hopkins, even though he got his all-star diploma, he is assured in the 4 comebacks and the main business is to find the man who can throw them.
“I think quarterbacking will be a work in progress until we’re ready to face Cabool. We’ll have our own first scrimmage on Saturday and each of the quarterbacks will have a round with the top unit,” Hopkins said.
He also said he wouldn’t be surprised if they still rotated multiple quarterbacks in the first week.
“I won’t mind that, but our goal is to get better when we get into our own league, which is week three,” Hopkins said.
Harrisburg’s Week 1 game will be at home against Cabool on August 28.