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Butler Bulldogs Hungry for Another State Title

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 In 2012, Butler High School brought home a 4A State Championship in football. That same year they lost more than 30 seniors to graduation. The Bulldogs went through some growing pains in 2013.

"We played so many young guys," said head coach Brian Hales. "Some guys even played as 10th graders a little bit."

Hales team also transitioned into a spread formation on offense to open up the field and to keep the opposing defense on their heels.

"We started to put more in and more in and after a while that's who we became," said Hales

The spread requires speed, conditioning, and strong leadership. That is a role senior quarterback Anthony Ratliff has already taken on.

"Instilling the Butler way that I was taught when I was a freshman coming up to where I am now," said Ratliff. "Letting guys know it's never been a lackadaisical program and it's never a go through the motion kind of feel."

Now with experience back on their side of the field, Butler has one thing in mind. A state championship.

"Ultimate goal has never changed from my freshman year to now. It's always been the same and that's to win a state championship," said Ratliff. "That's what every team strives for but some teams just take it and that's what we're working to do."

Butler opens their season at West Charlotte Friday, August 22 @ 7:30 p.m.

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