ETSN.fm 2013 Preseason Class A/Private Poll: No. 4 Bullard Brook Hill
A jump up in TAPPS classification didn't stop Bullard Brook Hill from making another trip to the playoffs a year ago.
The Guard lost key offensive starters in quarterback Will Weathers, running back T.J. Dunks, and offensive linemen Mason Dickey and Matt Seamands, but six other offensive starters are back for new head coach Bobby Brasher.
Senior Zac Wilson is expected to take over quarterbacking duties and has two receivers primed for big seasons. Sophomore Seth Brasher had 45 catches for 500 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman, while junior Chase McDermott added 40 catches for 400 yards and five touchdowns.
Brasher, who previously served as the Guard's defensive coordinator and has a long coaching career in Louisiana and Texas, welcomes back five defensive starters from a unit that allowed 30.3 points per game during last season's 6-5 campaign, which came in the Guard's first year in TAPPS Division II after a highly successful Division III run under Pirtle that included three consecutive trips to the Division III state championship and ended in the 2011 state crown.
Brook Hill won't be the favorite to win D-II District 2 this fall, but should once again be in line for a postseason berth.