Hanceville Bulldogs

Hanceville's Bo Joles participates in a drill during practice.

HANCEVILLE — The Bulldogs are ready to take a bite out of the 2019 season.

Hanceville kicked off fall camp earlier this month with a young but talented roster that's anxious to take the field against Sumiton Christian on Aug. 23.

The Bulldogs, under second-year head coach Cody McCain, are striving for their first playoff berth and winning season since 2013.

Hanceville will compete against county rivals Holly Pond and Vinemont in Class 3A, Region 5.

Need a quick football fix? Then take a look at this year's Bulldogs below and check back for a full story, roster and pictures in the 2019 Football Preview Magazine — due out Wednesday, Aug. 21.

2019 Hanceville Bulldogs

% Head Coach: Cody McCain

% Last Year's Record: 1-9 (0-6 in Class 3A, Region 5)

% Key Departures: Antonio Bautista, RJ Evans, Fred Ellis, Romael Simmons, Tristin Cornelius, Logan McKee

% Key Returners: Allen Huckaby, Bo Joles, Will Akin, Logan Guthery, Brodie Malcom

% Coach Speak: "Overall, it’s been real positive. I feel like we’re a little further ahead than what I expected. One of the most positive aspects for me is the effort this year from last year — the intensity of practice is better. Offensively and defensively, we’re getting after it on both sides." — Cody McCain

% Player Speak: "The excitement is high out here. The coaches are pushing us extremely hard. We’re out here trying to work." — Bo Joles

"All I have to say is, ‘Play fast.'" — Brodie Malcom

% Jake Winfrey can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 136 or at jwinfrey@cullmantimes.com.​

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