CVAC 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bandys Trojans

Published Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

BANDYS TROJANS

 

(7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted)
Aug. 20 – St. Stephens
Aug. 27 – at Fred T. Foard, 7 p.m.
Sept. 10—at S. Caldwell
Sept. 17—W. LINCOLN
Sept. 24—E. BURKE
Oct. 1—at LINCOLNTON
Oct. 8 – at MAIDEN
Oct. 15—NEWTON-CONOVER
Oct. 22—at W. CALDWELL
Oct. 29—BUNKER HILL

Conference: Catawba Valley 2A Athletic

BARNES

Head coach: Jason Barnes (1-5-0, 1 year)

Assistant coaches: Bill Vaughn, OC; Eric McCombs, WRs; Brian Ballard, RBs; Brandon Helms, WRs; Kent Millsaps, OL; Frank Porter, DBs; John Mackie, DL; Doug McRee, DC

Last season’s records: 1-5 overall; 1-5 South Fork 2A, tied Lincolnton for sixth place

Last season’s results: MAIDEN, L 7-21; at NEWTON-CONOVER, L 14-32; LINCOLNTON, W 52-8; E. LINCOLN, L 21-24; at W. LINCOLN, L 7-27; at N. LINCOLN, L 19-40

SCHOOL FOOTBALL HISTORY

Last season in state playoffs: 2019, 2A

Last state playoff victory: 2018, d. W. Stokes 51-14, second round

All-time state playoff bids (since 1972): 23

Conference titles (or shares of) since 1980, last: 7, 2018 South Fork 2A

BY THE NUMBERS

OVERALL

Returning starters: 12

Returning lettermen: 11

OFFENSE

Set: Wing-T

Returning starters: 6

DeHART/HUDL PHOTO

Leading returning rushers: Parker DeHart, 6-1, 170, Sr. (34-265, 3 TDs); Nolan Jones, 6-0, 170, Jr. (18-177, 1 TD)

Leading returning passer: DeHart (3-6-0, 40, 1 TD)

Leading returning receivers: DeHart, (15-152, 1); Parker Stybroski, 6-3, 180, Sr. (12-150, 2 TDs)

Other key returnees: Austin Cline, 6-0, 215, Sr., OL; Caleb Moore, 6-0, 165, Sr., RB; Andrew McCrary, 6-1, 255, Jr., OL; Terick Bumgarner, 5-10, 185, Sr., LB; Weston Setzer, 6-0, 180, Jr., TE-LB

Top newcomers: Moses Anderson, 6-0, 200, Jr., OL-DL; William Nix, 5-10, 150, Jr., WR-DB; Elliot Spicer, 5-8, 150, Soph., RB-DB; Logan Williams, 6-1, 165, Jr., WR-DB; Justin Oplinger, 5-8, 150, Jr., RB-DB; Zach Barnette, 6-5, 290, Sr., OL-DL; Fletcher Harris, 5-11, 165, Jr., K; T.J. White, 6-0, 160, Sr., RB-DB

DEFENSE

Set: 4-3

Returning starters: 6

Players to watch: Parker Stybroski, 6-3, 180, Sr., DB; Parker DeHart 6-1, 170, Sr., DB; Austin Cline, 6-0, 215, Sr., DL; Terick Bumgarner, 5-10, 185, Sr., LB; Weston Setzer, 6-0, 180, Jr., TE-LB; Nolan Jones, 6-0, 170, Jr., DB; Andrew McCrary, 6-1, 255, Jr., DL

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