CVAC 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bunker Hill Bears

Published Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

BUNKER HILL BEARS

 

(all at 7:30 p.m.)
Aug. 20 – Cramer
Aug. 27 – at St. Stephens
Sept. 3—N. Iredell
Sept. 17—at LINCOLNTON
Sept. 24—W. CALDWELL
Oct. 1—W. LINCOLN
Oct. 8 – at E. BURKE
Oct. 15—MAIDEN
Oct. 22—at NEWTON-CONOVER
Oct. 29—at BANDYS

Conference: Catawba Valley 2A Athletic

REID

Head coach: Albert Reid (0-0-0, first year)

Assistant coaches: Bobby McLaughlin, OC; Chris Cloninger, OL-JVs head coach; Doug Watters, DL; John Sullivan, WRs; Jason Willis, DBs; Mo Peoples, DL; J.P. Killian, OLBs.

Last season’s records: 6-2 overall; 6-1 Northwestern Foothills 2A, second place

Last season’s results: at HIBRITEN, L 13-50; FRED T. FOARD, W 32-7; at DRAUGHN, W 44-6; E. BURKE, W 47-6; at W. IREDELL, W 41-0; PATTON, W 48-0; at W. CALDWELL, W 38-7. Playoffs: at Hendersonville, L 14-42

SCHOOL FOOTBALL HISTORY

Last season in state playoffs: 2019, 2A

Last state playoff victory: 2013, d. Ashe County 20-17, first round

All-time state playoff bids (since 1972): 18

Conference titles (or shares of) since 1980, last: 3, 1980 (share) Southern District 7 Athletic 2A

BY THE NUMBERS

OVERALL

Returning starters: 14

Returning lettermen: 24

OFFENSE

Set: Spread

Returning starters: 8

ELDER

Leading returning rushers: Kaden Robinson, 6-1, 185, Sr. (72-410, 10 TDs; Chadz Stevenson, 5-10, 170, Sr. (56-194, 5 TDs)

Leading returning passer: Carson Elder, 6-0, 175, Sr. (112-164-5, 1,289, 15 TDs)

Leading returning receiver: Robinson, (13-155, 1 TD)

Other key returnees: Chadz Stevenson, 5-10, 170, Sr., RB; Lawson York, 6-1, 280, Sr., OL-DL; Elijah Boston, 5-10, 155, Jr., WR-DB; Scott Walker, 5-8, 285, Jr., OL-DL; Tristan Haddock, 6-6, 280, Soph., OL-DL; Jordan Banner, 6-3, 320, Sr., OL-DL; Justin Killian, 6-2, 190, Sr., WR-DB; Preston Workman, 6-0, 185, Sr., LB-RB; Sawyer Pannell, 5-10, 215, Sr., OL-DL; Nick Morrison, 5-10, 225, Sr., OL-LB; Mack Little, 6-2, 220, Sr., OL-DL-K

Top newcomers: Walter McGill. 6-0, 170, Soph., OLB; Devin Brice, 5-10, 150, Soph., WR-DB; Redek Robinson, 5-10, 160, Soph., QB-WR-DB; Xavier McCleave, 6-1, 165, Soph., WR-DB; Jason Willis, 5-9, 155, Fr., RB-DB

DEFENSE

Set: Multiple.

Returning starters: 6

Players to watch: Kaden Robinson, 6-1, 185, Sr., ILB; Chadz Stevenson, 5-10, 170, Sr., OLB; Lawson York, 6-1, 280, Sr., DL; Elijah Boston, 5-10, 155, Jr., DB; Justin Killian, 6-2, 190, Sr., DB; Preston Workman, 6-0, 185, Sr., LB

 

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