Britt Hart takes over as the new head football coach at Stamford, making the move after one year as the head coach at Merkel. The Bulldogs returns four starters on both offense and defense from a team that finished 5-6 overall last year and made the playoffs as the fourth-place team from District 3-2A Division I with a 2-3 mark.
The Bulldogs will still be a relatively young team this fall, although Hart said he expects his team to be more multiple offensively in it hybrid wing-T alignment. Directing that offense will be either senior QB/DB Isaiah Gonzales (15-32-556, 4 TDs passing) or senior QB/WR/DB Dylan Faulks (82-886, 10 TDs receiving and 82 tackles).
“Isaiah has a great work ethic and is a hard worker,” Hart said. “He will play quarterback and wide receiver and defensive back on defense. Dylan could play some quarterback, switching from wide receiver. He is a great leader on and off the field.”
RB/LB Kolbie Proffitt (56-775, 5 TDs rushing) will “carry the load on offense and defense,” according to Hart.
Hart says 6-4, 250-pound junior OL/DL Aaron Duran has “great size and ability and will be catalyst on the offense line and defensive line.”
Charles Moore, a 6-4 junior, gives the Bulldogs size and speed at the wide receiver position. Junior RB/LB Hayden Hinnegar has “a nose for the football,” according to Hart, and will use his speed and quickness to contribute on both sides of the football.
The Bulldogs’ inexperience is Hart’s biggest concern.