Last year, Bloomingdale had its best football season in program history, posting a 9-2 record with its only losses coming to 8A powerhouses Plant and Orlando Dr. Phillips. And though the campaign was certainly something to talk about in Valrico, second-year coach Brian Surcy doesn't allow that to happen."I've been preaching to them that, now that they have experienced that, the best way to show the younger guys or lead the younger guys towards what it takes is to forget about it," Surcy said. "You have to move forward. You have to move on. What we have decided to do within our facility is try not to talk about it anymore and just focus on the present."And though the Bulls lost a lot of seniors from last season, including a pair of 900-plus yard receivers in Logan Crouse and Doug Sandberg, the present still looks bright.The Bulls return starting quarterback Isaiah McIntyre, who last year threw for nearly 2,200 yards and 12 touchdowns while running for 226 yards and three more scores. He'll be joined by Fred McCoy IV, who rushed for nearly 400 yards, and wide receiver Patrick Wiedrich, who still had 309 yards receiving and two touchdowns while playing behind Sandberg and Crouse. Moving down to Class 7A could also be advantageous for the Bulls, who have an entirely new slate of district opponents. Still, Surcy isn't letting his kids think that anything is a sure bet this time around. "It's going to be 10 times harder to get back to that point," Surcy said. "Now they have a target on their back. It's not the same team. They have to go out, and no one's going to give them anything. You just have to take it in that manner and move forward." Contact Kelly Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @_kellyparsons.