BOSQUEVILLE, Texas (KWTX) The Bosqueville Bulldogs will be looking for a new quarterback after Tyler Webb's move to Midway. Luke Bradshaw and Ian Guerrero are being looked at as the next signal caller for Bosqueville -- a team that liked to put up a lot of points.
The offensive scheme is different with new offensive coordinator Joel Kuehl, and the players are adjusting to it.
"They're learning his system," head coach Clint Zander said. "Some of it is the same, some of it is different, but they're picking it up really fast."
The Bulldogs are hoping for another perfect run through the district schedule. After a 6-0 showing in 8-2A action, Bosqueville smoked Valley Mills before being eliminated by Celeste.
It'll be challenging for the Bulldogs to repeat considering the loss of a lot of key players, but they're ready to prove they're capable of another playoff run.
"We had a big drop off with a big senior class with great kids and great talent," junior linebacker and wide receiver Austin Albrecht said. "I think we have to prove ourselves and do the best we can to show everybody wrong."
"We're all excited. It's a learning experience," junior wide receiver and linebacker Larson Hoffmeyer said. "We had a big class graduate. Right now, we're looking pretty good. Some people are doubting us, but we're looking good and we've got a lot of talent."
Bosqueville couldn't have a much tougher opponent in week one as they welcome in the defending 2A-II state champion Mart Panthers, who defeated the Bulldogs 67-12 in last year's season opener.
"They're the best team in 2A hands down," Albrecht said. "We're going to go out and compete against them. If we lose, we lose. If we win, we win. We're just going to get better."
"They're back-to-back state champions," Zander said. "They're a division lower than us now, but they're still plenty talented. We'll find out a lot about ourselves that first week, and the rest of that non-district is pretty tough as well."
Other non-district opponents include McGregor, Reicher and Rogers.
Bosqueville handed Riesel its only district loss, and that matchup October 11 is one that Hoffmeyer can't wait to play again.
"That was a championship game for district," Hoffmeyer said. "We all knew it, really. It was game four of the district but we all knew it. We're always ready to play Riesel and battle it out."