CTK: Heart, not size, defines Bunkie

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BUNKIE (KALB) -- The Bunkie Panthers have just five players on its roster that are at or over 200 pounds.

For a football team, especially one that likes to run the ball, that seems problematic. But what the Panthers in 2018 may lack in size, head coach Nick Pujol believes that his team has the hear to outweigh that.

Still in search of its first postseason win in the Pujol era, the Panthers believe that a tough non-district schedule can help that, one that starts with customary Avoyelles Parish games against Avoyelles and Marksville, but also a trip to Buckeye before opening 3-2A play against last season's district champion, Many.

To think about any merit of success, the Panthers obviously won't be able to be more physical than its opponents, rather enter games with the better scheme and stronger mentality, which can be established with a veteran roster.

For the first time in a while, Bunkie enters a new season with a senior-heavy roster led by Blaine Spencer and Koby Galland who want to go out on a high note for their final season.