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Bulldogs Ready for 2015 Season, Set to Defend Class B State Title

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After winning their first state championship in school history, the Townsend Bulldogs know they enter 2015 with a target on their backs.

"I mean it's a lot of pressure, but you can't really think about it every game and just think you're going to go back," said Bulldogs senior quarterback Jace Lewis. "You've just got to take it one game at a time, and go from there."

Last season the Bulldogs took it one touchdown at a time, as the team averaged 47 points per game. The majority of that production coming from quarterback Jace Lewis, who had 36 combined touchdowns in 2014. Now in his senior year, the expectations are even higher.

"I'm just kind of more focusing on cleaning stuff up, focusing more on details," said Lewis. "It's just repetition, repetition."

"You're not going to get an off day by him," said Bulldogs head coach Travis Rauh. "He's here to work, he's here to get better, as good of a player as he already is. And that kind of rolls off to the rest of the players as well."

Lewis was helped last season by All State wide out Kenny Wilbur, but this year with Wilbur gone, he'll have to find new weapons on offense to throw to.

"Quade McQuery, Quinn LeLacheur, Cam Madison, Easton Hatfield," said Lewis. "We have a lot more weapons this year than just Kenny from last year. It'll be more of a duo."

Defensively the Bulldogs bring back most of their championship defense, minus some key defensive lineman. But even after losing All State linemen Devinn Ragen and Evander Wilbur, the Bulldogs feel this year's D could be even better than last years.

"Defense is fun," said Bulldogs senior cornerback Quinn LeLacheur. "We just like to fly around and hit, and we have a crazy coach who loves to play football, and loves the game, and loves everything about it!"

"We have a lot of players that did play last year," said Rauh. "We have a fairly strong secondary back. Did not graduate a lot of linebackers either. But we have some kids who are coming back that we think are pretty capable."

Even with a target on their backs, and new targets on offense to throw to, these Bulldogs all feel they're more than capable of a a title defense as they search for that elusive repeat.

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