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2023 John Hardin Bulldogs

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Aug 18 at Hancock County 
Aug 25 vs. Green County 
Sep 1 at Iroquois 
Sep 8 vs. Harrison County 
Sep 15 vs. Kentucky Country Day 
Sep 22 at Breckinridge County*
Sep 29 vs. Thomas Nelson*
Oct 6 at Bardstown*
Oct 13 - BYE 
Oct 20 vs. Nelson County*
Oct 27 at DeSales 

* District 


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John Hardin Bulldogs

Coach: Doug Preston 

Class: 4A

District: 2

2023 Schedule:

August 18th @ Hancock County

August 25th vs Green County

September 1st Iroquois

September 8th vs Harrison County

September 15th vs Kentucky Country Day

September 22nd @ Breckinridge County

September 29th vs Thomas Nelson 

October 6th @ Bardstown

October 20th vs Nelson County

October 27th @ DeSales

For the 2022 season, John Hardin started mostly underclassmen and it showed, as they struggled to score and finished the season with a 2-9 record. The experience that these players got as Freshman and Sophomores at the varsity level last season should pay big dividends this year in the win/loss column.

Offense: John Hardin's offensive production last season only produced 2,167 yards in 11 games. Jabari Wilkson returning at quarterback with Sophomore Austin Richardson backing him up should improve the offensive efficiency. Sophomore Layden Anderson returns at running back after rushing for 1,088 yards and 10 TDs last season. Cavalli Pitman will also return to the backfield with Makandi Rosier gone. The receiving group returns Donte Jones and TJ Williams from a group that only had 20 pass completions on the season. The offensive line returns Dustin Berry, Damian Lyons, and Blaine Meinikeim and should be much improved. 

Kicking Game: John Hardin will need to find a placekicker as they lose Jake Owens to graduation. 

Defense: John Hardin allowed 430 points last season but return most starters on defense. TJ Williams, Kevone Black, Will Adams, Damian Lyons, and Justion Berry all return along the defensive line. Jabari Wilson and Layden Anderson both return at linebacker. The defensive secondary will see new faces as McKhi Hopkins, Deondre Doctor, and Freddy Arnold have been lost to graduation.

An easier schedule for the 2023 season should help as this young team gain more experience and improve as the season progresses. 

There is excitement around this program heading into the 2023 season with expectations of a winning season and playing in a newly renovated stadium that includes a new turf field, new student section bleachers in the south endzone and other improvements that should make this the best environment to watch a football game in the area. Doug Preston knows how to build a winning program, winning a state championship with Franklin-Simpson in 2018. The hope from many John Hardin fans in the area is that this experience can return the John Hardin program to a championship contender as it was under legendary coach Mark Brown. 

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