BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - With its quarterfinal win over Newman, the Dunham School finished last season with the program’s deepest run in 15 years.
Many of those pieces have moved on, leading to a 2020 team that, on paper, is young but some of those players grew up fast when having their name called.
Though losing district defensive MVP Rhett Guidry, the defensive line returns more than half of its starters. With Jordan Melara and Patrick Day in the secondary, this unit looks poised to return to its 2019 dominance where it allowed fewer than 12 points in 10 games.
On offense, the Tigers lost two quarterbacks and now have two others battling for the starting job. Both of them are underclassmen.
However, running back Kalante Wilson (No. 22) returns to the backfield. He broke out in his sophomore year, finishing with first-team all-district honors. After adding on some muscle this offseason, his teammates are even more excited to see what’s in store for his junior campaign.
Senior offensive and defensive lineman Blocker Harvison is one of the team leaders head coach Neil Weiner will be counting on as the Tigers approach the 2020 high school football season.
Dunham is coming off a 10-2 season that ended in a semifinal loss to Lafayette Christian Academy. It was the deepest playoff run for the Tigers since winning the Class 1A title in 2004.
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