PREVIEW 2014: Brownsburg Bulldogs
Without a doubt the sleeper team this in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference. Last season Coach Brett Comer and the Bulldogs experienced some growing pains en route to a 3-7 season. The Bulldogs have plenty of talented underclassmen that should lead them to improve on that mark the next few seasons. They will have a few holes to plug in including the loss of D1 recruit Evan Mallory, an OL who is committed to Cincinnati. Mallory has enrolled at IMG Academy in Florida.
Junior RB Toks Akinribade has put up great numbers as a freshmen and sophomore. Last season he rushed for 1,078 yards. This work has led the Indiana Hoosiers to offer him a scholarship.
Sophomore QB Hunter Johnson started last season as a freshmen. His camp circuit and summer work has led him to offers from Purdue and Tennessee. He is going to create havoc the next three seasons.
Take a pick Brownsburg loyalists. The Bulldogs already have two underclassmen with top level D1 offers. No other team in Indiana can make that claim.
SCOUTING THE: BULLODGS POSITION BY POSITION
The work Hunter Johnson has put in this summer has led to offers and a lot of exposure. The sophomore is sure to improve on his 445 yards passing of last season.
Toks Akinribade forms with Johnson to give the Bulldogs and incredible 1-2 punch offensively. Senior Devontae Allen and junior Vincent Lismon also return.
Senior Michael Klayer should see significant opportunity to catch more than the eight passes he caught last season.
The loss of D1 recruit Evan Mallory to prep school will be felt. That is the bad news, the good news is the return of senior Bryce Tolle, Dustin Dowers and Brandon Weber.
Bryce Tolle (15 tackles) and Brandon Weber (25 tackles) will again be two way performers on the defensive front as well.
Seniors Riley Isch (26 tackles), Jamar Conway (19 tackles), Connor Nichols (17 tackles) and Seth Bronger (15 tackles) are all experienced linebackers.
Senior Brad Gullinger returns after posting 48 tackles and three interceptions a year ago. Junior Tyler Kirtz (31 tackles) is a potential top recruit. Senior Mike McCoy (22 tackles) and Noah Devney (21 tackles) give the Bulldogs a deep and talented secondary.
If there is one team that I guaranteed to improve record wise it is the Brownsburg Bulldogs. Hunter Johnson should put up big sophomore numbers. Toks Akinribade will add to his over 2,000 career rushing yards. This team could become special offensively. Due to some conference re alignment the Bulldogs schedule will face some changes. Added to the schedule are Pike, Lawrence North and Franklin. They replace the three teams Brownsburg defeated last season in Lafayette Jefferson, McCutcheon and Harrison.