BISMARCK: Lions look to be more explosive on offense

Conference: 5-3A
Coach: Lewis Jolly
’15 Record: 1-9

The Bismarck Lions went 1-9 in their first season under Lewis Jolly. The year of transition was marred by injuries at key positions.

Junior Josh Burroughs and sophomore Dylan Clayton compete at quarterback. Senior Zaine Umer leads the way at running back. Sophomores Sam Diaz and Jordan Webb round out the backfield. Senior Braden Gill; juniors Skyler Checots, Gerald Green and Dillon Hunt; and sophomore Zach Brown make up the receiving corps. Offensive linemen include seniors Tanner Corley and Mac Murray; junior Phillip Heck; and sophomore Jaden Hogan.

Junior Noah Emerson leads the defensive line at nose guard. Junior Karson Wheeler and senior Cole Smoke project as starters at end. Corley and Hogan also help up front on the defensive interior. Umer, Diaz, junior Dylan Daniels and senior Matt Bingham make up the linebackers. Webb, Burroughs, Clayton, Gill and Checots defend the secondary.

5 Players to Watch:
Josh Burroughs (Jr. QB/DB)
Dylan Clayton (Soph. QB/DB)
Zaine Umer (Sr. RB/LB)
Tanner Corley (Sr. OL/DL)
Jaden Hogan (Soph. OL/DL)


1 Must-see Game:
“Beating Horatio in Week 7 will be crucial for an ascending Bismarck team.” — 501 staff

2016 Schedule:
Sept. 2        at Spring Hill
Sept. 9        at Poyen
Sept. 16    Cutter Morning Star
Sept. 23    at Jessieville
Sept. 30    Harmony Grove Haskell
Oct. 7        at Glen Rose
Oct. 14        Horatio
Oct. 21        at Gurdon
Oct. 28        Prescott
Nov. 3        at Centerpoint