Hugo Buffaloes Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by Pine Cellular

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HUGO BUFFALOES

Coach: David barker

Last 5 Years:

2017 – 2-8

2016 – 4-6

2015 – 3-7

2014 – 4-7

2013 – 7-4

OFFENSE

It would appear that David Barker is moving in to take over the reins of Hugo football at just the right time. With minimal graduation loss, the Buffaloes will return experience aplenty on both sides of the ball with a great chance of garnering a winning record for the first time in five years. Matt Bray (6-1, 190, Sr.) will be the team leader on the field and in the leadership department. Back for his second full year as quarterback, he gained invaluable experience under center last year passing for over 800 yards. The brightest light for the Hugo offense is the return of running back Will King (6-2, 185, Jr.) who really came into his own as a sophomore rumbling for over 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns. Barker is also expecting help in the running game for Kamren Cook (5-11, 180, Jr.). Also back for the Buffaloes is leading receiver Antonio King (5-9, 160, Jr.) who hauled in 21 passes for nearly 200 yards in 2017. Look for Eric Young (5-9, 155, Sr.) to make some grabs as well. Ryan Baker (6-1, 215, Sr.) will anchor the offensive line once again for the Buffaloes. How quickly Hugo adapts to Barker’s new spread offense will be a key to their success.

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DEFENSE

The Hugo defense lost just one full time starter from last year, so they will also bring a lot of experience to bear in 2018. Jarrett Vantrees (6-1, 235, Sr.) will be the main man up front in Barker’s 3-4 defense and he’ll be joined by Josh Singchantha (5-10, 210, Sr.) who can go at either end or outside linebacker. Last year’s leading tackler Bubba Benson (5-10, 175, Jr.) returns at linebacker along with Chance Frost (5-10, 175, Sr.) who had 11 tackles for loss last season, and Tony Perry (5-10, 192, So.) will fill out the linebacking corps. Dangerfield will be back to demand some respect from would-be receivers as the shut-down cornerback.

How much last year’s youngsters have matured and will rebound from a disappointing 2017 will be the key to Barker’s opening round as the Buffaloes head coach, but he certainly is optimistic.

“Hugo is a sleeping giant and it’s time to wake him up,” he said.

SCHEDULE

8-31- vs. Kingston

9-7- at Idabel

9-14- at Okemah

9-21- vs. Valliant

9-28- at Antlers

10-5- vs. Eufaula

10-12- at Atoka

10-18- at Heavener

10-26- vs. Hartshorne

11-2- at Wilburton