Bulldogs fall short of lofty expectations

Bulldogs Michah Reed

Senior running back Micah Reed was the Crestview offense leader, rushing for more than 1,000 yards this season.

RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:08 AM.

CRESTVIEW — There were great expectations for the Crestview football team as the Bulldogs prepared for the 2012 season.

Kevin Pettis, back for his second year as head coach, was ready to put a 4-6 season from 2011 in the rearview mirror.

There were many reasons to be optimistic.

Senior tailback Micah Reed had already committed to play football at the University of Central Florida next fall. Even more impressive was outside linebacker/defensive end Dillan Lawson’s pledge to play for the Florida Gators.

However, Reed and Lawson were hardly the only players on a roster that seemed loaded with talent at every position.

Tyler Henderson, a Division I prospect, anchored the Crestview defensive secondary at safety. Dakota Dean and Jalynne Robinson filled rover positions and Kyle Koontz and Justin Rebholz looked to be terrors at linebacker.

If Lawson needed help up front, junior defensive lineman Denzel Ware was poised for a big year of his own and in fact did commit to play for Florida State University when he graduates in 2014.



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