WHAT ARE THE BULLS DOING?
Trying to repeat last year's success despite losing 20 seniors. The Bulls are coming off their most successful season in school history and first playoff appearance.
What they're saying about the Bulls
Coach John Booth "Anytime you lose that many seniors, leadership is certainly a concern."
Brandon coach John Lima "We played them in the spring game and that was the most disciplined I've seen a Bloomingdale team in my three years."
LB Anthony Amos "We found out what (winning) was like last year. Now we expect it."
Friday Night Rewind We hate using the 'R' word as much as any coach, but the Bulls must rebuild, plain and simple. Another playoff berth seems a stretch for now.
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A few Bulls we'll be following on Fridays
UT Eugene Perry The senior will be all over the field, taking snaps at QB, RB, WR and some CB. Booth called Perry "his best all-around athlete."
LB Anthony Amos The senior got hit a lot as a tailback last season but gets to return the favor this year with a switch to linebacker.
TE Logan Norris Booth said Norris "is a big target with excellent hands and feet" that should be counted on heavily in the passing game.
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Tweet and sour
Why the Bulls will make the playoffs
Last year's winning attitude is contagious. "These kids got a smell of it last year," Booth said. "They've seen what it takes."
Why the Bulls may not make the playoffs
Last year's backups are unable to take the reins. There are several new faces in the starting lineup.
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Coach: John Booth (first season)
Last season: 6-5
Class: 5A, District 6
Colors: Black, red and white
Stadium: Charlie Harris Stadium, 1700 E. Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico
Playoff history: 2008
Last appearance: Lost 48-6 to Lakeland