The Butler High School Bulldogs football team is expected to win the Southwestern 4A title this season. They had a great run for over a decade winning 10 games or more in a season. However, last year’s club was 8-3 overall, and 6-2 in their conference.
This years version looks very strong and appears to be the team to beat, for all other conference teams it will be their mission to pull off the upset. We fully expect the Bulldogs to bounce back with another 10 win or more campaign. Also, by breaking the streak last season, the team and coaching staff have a challenge before them with a chip on their shoulder to prove last year was just a minor setback, a small hurdle to overcome.
They are talented and have good athletes in all phases of the game. They have a solid experienced quarterback, a strong defensive unit, with good athletes on their special teams.
Area of Improvement:
The one area where they have a need is to solidify the kicking game. This means punts, extra points, field goals and kick-offs. The punt and kick-off returners in Keyson Lesane and Tyran Jones should be solid for the Bulldogs.
Senior quarterback Christian Peters finished off with good numbers last season as a junior. He is stronger, much improved and his game experience should benefit performance results. The backfield and rushing game will be solid with Quasean Holmes and Jamal Worthy lifting the heavy load. Receiver Keyon Lesane should be the clubs top receiver, however, we expect he will get some touches in the rushing game as he is multi-dimensional.
The Bulldogs defense is expected to be very solid with good depth. They are big and physical up front. With players like Traevon Freeman, Raevon Freeman, Amaziah Bell, I’zure Glover and others to fill in they are set. The linebackers are good with Brandon Masone, Holmes, Darius Law and Isiah Burney. The secondary is also talented with good athletes such as Jacalyn Morrison and O’Nerian Olive.
The Bulldogs are in need of a consistent and dependable kicker. The kicking game is important and will be a key factor in any close contest. This deficiency must be resolved as they enter and go deeper into their schedule.
Other Key Players to Watch:
In the secondary, James Payne, Khalid Wilson, Donovan Law and Corey Worthy are all expected to get some good playing time.