#HSFT16: Stop No. 28 – Aberdeen Bulldogs

HEAD COACH: Eric Spann
Aug 19  Corinth  Away
Aug 26  New Hope  Home
Sept 2  Amory  Home
Sept 9  Calhoun City  Away
Sept 16  Itawamba AHS  Home
Sept 23  Shannon  Away
Sept 30  Mooreville*  Home
Oct 7  Hatley*  Away
Oct 14  North Pontotoc*  Home
Oct 21  South Pontotoc*  Away
Oct 28  Nettleton*  Away
*District games

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – Aberdeen will look to keep its success going with a younger team this season. About half the roster graduated after the Bulldogs’ 11th season of seven wins or more this past year. In fact, Aberdeen advanced all the way to the north half finals in Eric Spann’s first season.

“This year’s team is not entitled to anything it did last year,” Spann said. “This year is a whole different team. They have to grow up and mature and they have to do it real fast.”

Aberdeen will start sophomore Fred Fields at quarterback. Spann said that while he and other younger players are talented, it’ll be a matter of them developing mentally as the season goes along.

“You’ll definitely see us change from game one to game six, seven,” Spann said. “It’s a maturity process. It’s scary. It’s definitely going to be a work in progress.”

The Bulldogs said they’re hoping to keep their momentum going.

“People are expecting us to go down, but actually, we’re going to be better,” junior Dajoun Rogers said.

“We’re going to pick up where they, the seniors, left off last year,” senior Jordan Gillespie said.

“It’s going to be a challenge,” senior Ashton Holliday said. “I believe we’ll be able to get through it and hopefully win a championship.”

Five out of the six schools Aberdeen will play before its district games will be against larger classification schools.

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