Thomasville, GA -- As camp breaks for Thomasville, a lot of new faces are fighting for positions.
"This is a totally different team," says head coach Richie Marsh. "We have two guys that played on defense that played where they played last year. We only have two guys that started all the games for us that are returning and offensively we have about three, really two because one was injured for half the year. It's a new team."
A new team that will have to come together quickly. The Bulldogs open the season August 20th against Lovett and when they take the field, they'll be running a new offense that they have spent the spring and summer fine tuning.
"We have a new offense this year. It's more out of the I, more fun than what we've been doing. A lot of passing, a lot of throwing this year," adds senior FB/DE Chris Rainey.
The Bulldogs lost 24 seniors to graduation from last years team that made it to the third round of the state playoffs. Even though camp will be short, the fight for spots wont be.
Marsh adds, "As long as you have kids fighting for positions then they're still practicing hard. Nobody has won that spot yet. You can't coach competition. If you got it then it helps make you a better football team and if you don't then you fight that battle."
One battle these young Bulldogs don't wish to fight.