The Crockett Bulldogs might have finished second in their ultra-competitive district last season, but they were the last team from the league standing in the playoffs.

With several key pieces returning to the field in 2016, Crockett appears primed for another big season.

The Bulldogs check in at No 6 in the Preseason Class 3A Poll.

Crockett will have to find a replacement for 3,000-yard passer Case Robinson (Lamar) and 1,200-yard receiver A.J. Phillips, but head coach Jimmy Thompson has plenty of firepower returning.

Senior WR/DB Lucky Daniels returns after a 1,200-yard season of his own, and the offensive line is stacked with Tim Riley, Trey Stewart, and Houston Arledge back in the fold.

Even if there is a slight drop-off in offensive production, Crockett welcomes back 10 of its 11 defensive starters from a season ago.

2016 Crockett Bulldogs Schedule

Aug. 26TrinityW 42-0
Sept. 2DibollW 27-14
Sept. 9RuskW 37-14
Sept. 16at MadisonvilleW 45-14
Sept. 23at Coldspring-OakhurstW 28-13
Sept. 30OPEN
Oct. 7*at NewtonL 42-21
Oct. 14*at Corrigan-CamdenW 60-32
Oct. 21*FrankstonW 49-0
Oct. 28*at GarrisonW 49-28
Nov. 4*HemphillW 42-0
Nov. 11(BI-DISTRICT): vs. West RuskW 56-7
Nov. 18(AREA): vs. CliftonW 35-0
Nov. 25(REGIONAL SEMIFINALS): vs. ArpL 35-32 Preseason Class 3A Poll