BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Neil Weiner and his Dunham Tigers were the featured Sportsline Summer Camp on Saturday to start what they hope will be another memorable season like the one they had in 2017.
The Tigers are coming off a District 7-2A outright championship. They ran the table in all six games to finish 8-1 and then 9-2 counting the playoffs. Dunham does have to replace its big quarterback, Mike Williams, a Warrick Dunn Award finalist who signed with Texas. The Tigers will turn to senior Reed Godbery, who's also spent some time at lineback, wide receiver, and defensive back during his career.
He'll have some experience up front and plenty of weapons to go to like all-district running back Treylan Mouton, who also used to be a linebacker, and LSU recruit Derek Stingley Jr., who doubles as a defender in the secondary where he'll play in college for the hometown Tigers in purple and gold.
"Those guys and several other guys on the team make it really easy to play quarterback," said Godbery. "They're just options that you have where it's kind of a fail-safe, where if this goes wrong and this goes … 'Hey, I've got those two guys who can pick me up.'"
"I'm expecting a lot from Reed," added Mouton. "I think he's going to have a pretty good year. I think he's going to bring things that Mike didn't bring. I kind of miss playing linebacker. I'm planning to play it again this year when someone needs to step up come late in the game."
"We've got a whole bunch of threats at every single position, so if I'm out of the game or not having a good game or tired, we've got people who can pick up the slack and get the job done," explained Stingley, who has started since the 8th grade.
"We've got guys now who've started two or three, even four-and-a-half years in some cases, so we've got a lot of great experience coming back," said Weiner. "I think this is the biggest senior class we've had since I've been here and I'm going into my fifth year here at Dunham."