Bulldogs looking to rebuild

Hazard coach Mark Dixon works with the Bulldog linemen during a practice this week.

The Hazard Bulldog football team will be looking to rebuild this season as they lost a big chunk of their offensive firepower. The Bulldogs, however, seem to always have a bevy of players ready to step up and fill the void.

Last season, the Bulldogs went 10-3, losing in the third round of the state playoffs. This season, Hazard would like to improve on this, and make it back to the state championship game. This will not be easy as they graduated the school’s all-time leading rusher in Brandon Jones, who could always be counted on to get the necessary yardage. They also lost their starting quarterback, Tanner Morgan, to transfer.

Although the Hazard schedule is not complete on the KHSAA website, the seven games they have scheduled only has two teams with a winning record last season (Letcher Central and Prestonsburg). The Bulldogs will take on Letcher Central at home, while they will travel to Prestonsburg to take on the Blackcats.

As for their district foes, none of them carry a winning record from last season. South Floyd has the best record from last season at 5-6, and it must be noted that the Raiders have never defeated the Bulldogs.

Sept 4 Letcher Central Home

Sept 11 Somerset Home

Sept 18 Prestonsburg Away

Sept 25 Jenkins Home

Oct 9 Phelps Away

Oct 16 South Floyd Away

Oct 30 Breathitt Co Away

Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

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