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SULPHUR BULLDOGS  

Coach: JIM DIXON

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 12-2

2017 – 12-2

2016 – 9-3

2015 – 9-4

2014 – 4-7 

2013 – 5-6

OFFENSE

In 2017 the Bulldogs went to the state semifinals with a talented senior crew. Despite the graduation losses, veteran coach Jim Dixon just plugged in some new faces and Sulphur took that team all the way to the championship game last year with Cole Johnson calling signals. Just like last year, the Bulldogs are again looking for a quarterback and it looks like it will be wide receiver/running back Tavius McDonald (5-10, 160, Sr.), a VYPE Top 100 choice, who will get the nod after seeing some mop-up time there last season. He certainly has the running skills, having gained 828 yards last season, but didn’t air the ball out much in his time at QB. He’ll have plenty of backfield help as Logan Smith (6-0, 195, Jr.), who gained just over 600 yards last year, will line up behind McDonald in Dixon’s gun-pro offense. Receiver duties are headed up by returning starters Price Daube (6-4, 230, Sr.) a massive target at tight end and David Powell (5-9, 150, Sr.) providing the speed at wide receiver. The Bulldogs also have a solid start in the offensive line with the return of tackles Sage Border (6-2, 250, Jr.) and Garrett Trett (6-3, 245, Jr.)

DEFENSE

With nine starters back, the defense — which gave up about 23 points a game last year — should be even better in 2019. Opponents will have to think twice about trying to throw the deep ball against McDonald, Ethan Massey (5-11, 175, Sr.) and Powell. This secondary group had nearly 200 tackles and seven interceptions among them. The Bulldogs return a couple of experienced linebackers in Ko Withrow (5-9, 145, Jr.), who had 46 takedowns last year, and Josh Watterson (5-10, 205, Sr.), who had 51 tackles and four sacks. As was the case last year, Sulphur is short on experience in the defensive line, with Andy Carter (6-0, 220, Sr.) being the lone holdover. But as he did last year, look for the Hall of Fame coach to find the right pieces to complete the puzzle and propel the Bulldogs into the playoffs once again.

9-6 – vs. Madill

9-13 – at Davis

9-20 – vs. Cache

9-27 – vs. Bethel

10-4 – at Purcell

10-11 – vs. Lone Grove

10-17 – at Plainview

10-25 – vs. Marlow

11-1 – at Douglas

11-8 – vs. Pauls Valley