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Acadiana Kickoff Tour: Cecilia Bulldogs

Bulldogs return 15 starters in 2020
Posted at 12:08 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 01:08:13-04

Cecilia Bulldogs

Coach: Dennis Skains

2019 Record: 4-7 (Lost in 1st Round)

District: 6-4A

Notes: Return 15 starters in 2020

Cecilia had some growing pains in 2019.

The Bulldogs finishing 4-7, but 3 of their losses were in one possession games. Those are sometimes the lumps that a young team has to take before a breakout season.

"Closing and finishing games is just something that as you grow up and you learn, you just have to do it once or twice," Cecilia Head Coach Dennis Skains said. "Once you do it, they kinda catch on."

The Bulldogs believe they're built to win in 2020. Cecilia has 15 starters returning on this team with 8 on defense alone.

The strength of the team will be in the trenches, according to Coach Skains. Cecilia also brings back 2nd year starting quarterback Alex Soileau.

The Bulldogs have two motto's this year that remind them of their goals: Remember the Standard and Remember Ground Zero.

"Remember the standard is we know that there's a standard in Louisiana in 4A," Skains explained. "We know the teams that we have to beat. Our question has been are we working hard enough to beat those teams. Are we doing what we need to do on our end to compete with those guys and beat them. Remember ground zero is remembering the low points and remembering that you don't want to be there anymore."

"Remember the standard, what it means to me is, remember that we have a standard to play at," senior defensive end Devin Hardy said. "We have a certain expectation to meet by our coaches, and by our family members. And remember ground zero is remembering where we came from. We came from the bottom and now were working our way to the top."

"We know how it feels to be at the bottom and we don't want to go there again," senior offensive tackle Dakamryn Calais said. "So all we gotta do is work hard, participate and do what we have to do to make sure that we don't get back to that level."

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