LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) –  2016 wasn’t a championship winning season but all things considered, it was not a bad year for the Male Bulldogs.  

“In retrospect when you take a step back, 10-3 and replacing 20 starters is not something to hang your head about,” said head coach Chris Wolfe, whose team lost in the state quarterfinals to St. X. 

The Bulldogs managed to make it work and that’s exactly what they’ll have to do again this season after losing 27 seniors from last year’s team.

“It’s a winning culture here,” said senior outside linebacker Rasean McCauley, one of 12 returning starters for the team. “We expect to continue to win.”

The challenge of leading the offense now falls on senior Cameron Chesher who becomes the third different starting quarterback for the team in three years. He’s inexperienced but Wolfe likes his quickness

“We haven’t asked our QB to run the last couple years but he’s a guy that could do it,” said Wolfe

Chessor’s ability to run however may depend on the team getting an offensive line that only has one returning starter up to speed.

“O-line is the weak point but have to work on them,” said senior wide receiver Ethan Bibb. “We see them slacking, we got to yell at them.”

There’s much to do before the start of the season but Wolfe is confident his guys will be able to figure it out.

“You can stress on what you don’t have or you can worry about what you do have and that’s kind of where we are,” said Wolfe.

The Bulldogs up the season August  18th against Floyd Central.  

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