The Baldwyn Bearcats made a push into the playoffs last season thanks to late season wins after starting the year 0-6 before winning 3 of their last 4 regular season games.
A drop to 1A this season will not afford them the luxury of an 0-6 start as they play 7 district games in 2019, including a key week 7 matchup with Biggersville.
Baldwyn brings a lot of offensive firepower back to the table this year, headlined by returning starter Maddux Richey who threw for over 1000 yards and 9 TD last season. Richey will be aided by the return of leading rusher Kevrick Richey and leading receiver Jacolby Williams.
On defense, the Bearcats return 7 of their top 10 tacklers from a season ago highlighted by Joseph Harper, Cameron Mitchell and WIlliams. Kevrick Richey ,Mitchell and Preston Ward return as the leading sack getters from a season ago.
Baldwyn opens up the season at Kossuth August 23rd before the annual rivalry matchup with Booneville. Their first district game will be against in-county foe Thrasher.