Championships are hard to win in football as every team in a league vies for the same goal, but only one reaches it. In just their first year, the Middle Tennessee Bulldawgs took the Middle Tennessee Football League by storm this spring and finished as undefeated league champions.
With one season under their belt and one trophy already in the trophy case, the Bulldawgs don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, they recently started play in the Mid-States Football Alliance summer league, where they’re currently 3-0 after Saturday’s 86-0 blowout of the Kentucky Stallions.
“The defense is full of ball hawks,” Prochaska said. “This is the best defense in the nation. We are not giving up much.”
The Bulldawgs run a 4-2-5 defense, led by defensive coordinator Cromwell Stewart, who trusts his players’ ability to make plays and oftentimes matches them up one-on-one.
At the safety position, Randall “Bay Bay” Smith and Twin Johnson set the tempo for the secondary that has been near flawless all year.
The Bulldawgs are coached by head coach Blaine Boone and his staff, which also includes running backs coach Jonathan Carter, linebackers coach Mike Seay, offensive assistant Chris Overton and special teams coordinator Chancey Smiley.
“My general manager Scott Wallace handles a lot of the team duties and takes a lot off my plate he is real good to have” Prochaska said.
Offensively, Middle Tennessee is led by running back Keon Bohannon.
“His big-play ability down the stretch brought us home, but everybody did their part” Prochaska said. “We have guys that play multiple positions on offense.”
Offensive coordinator Torrian Hall runs a multiple offense, mixing in some spread formations with power-running formations, with some tempo. A strong offensive line helps kick-start the ground game for the Bulldawgs and also protects the quarterback on passing downs.
“It feels like the team is clicking on all cylinders and they are going to be tough to beat” Prochaska said. “We have a lot of talent. We are solid across the board.”