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#WTXLFNF Camp Chat: Taylor County Bulldogs

Posted at 11:40 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 23:40:00-04

PERRY, Fl. (WTXL) - The Taylor County Bulldogs are coming off a big 2017 campaign, one where they fell in the Regional Finals of the Class 3A State Playoffs.

The Bulldogs lost some big guys from that Elite Eight squad, including three receivers, plus quarterback Josh Mixon, who threw for nearly 25-hundred yards last season.

There's still plenty to look forward too. DaCorian Bellamy takes over the reigns at quarterback, and Bellamy is part of a good core that head coach Tanner Jones is excited about.

"We're a public, rural school in Taylor County. We don't have athletes coming in from all over," he said of having to work with the athletes he has. "We have to build a program, and our middle school is doing a heck of a job of doing that. It puts us a little bit behind, but at the end of the day, we know a rural school, you have to play with what you got, and you win with what you got and it becomes the X's and O's and not the Jimmy's and Joes."

Taylor County opens the regular season at home when they host Bradford on August the 24th.