About the Team
Head Coach: Nick Pujol, 7th season (25-40, all at Bunkie)
2022 Returning Lettermen: 30
2022 Returning Offensive Starters: 7
2022 Returning Defensive Starters: 6
Lettermen Lost: 13
Playoff Appearances: 1951, 1953, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Stadium: Gene Britton Field @ Panther Stadium
Turf Type: Natural Grass
Bunkie moved into one of the most competitive football classes in Louisiana after the latest LHSAA reclassification but have high hopes of becoming a mainstay in the newly revamped District 2-3A.
The Panthers must replace graduating senior and the program's all-time leading tackler Hayden Sauseda while also having to replace four other defensive starters on the line and in the secondary. However, a slew of talented, young players with experience will step up in hopes of helping to guide Bunkie to another playoff appearance in 2022. What the Panthers lack in size they will make up for with athleticism and attitude along with a heavy blitz and stunt scheme to attack opponents. The defensive unit will be led by senior John Eves and sophomore Kyle Johnson.
Offensively, the Panthers must replace two linemen from a year ago as well as Sauseda at quarterback. All other skill positions return with a ton of depth while a new offensive coordinator is expected to shake things up a bit with schemes that are designed to spread the ball and use the tempo to Bunkie's advantage. Key returners are receivers Demarian Alfred and Kyle Johnson as well as tailback Tanner Lemoine.