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About the Team
Head Coach: Cody Gueringer, 4th season (11-21, all at Welsh)
2022 Returning Lettermen: 50
2022 Returning Offensive Starters: 9
2022 Returning Defensive Starters: 8
Lettermen Lost: 8
State Champions: 2017
State Runner-Up: 1989, 1992, 2018
Playoff Appearances: 1973, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Stadium: Greyhound Stadium
Turf Type: Natural Grass
The Greyhounds have the potential to make a deep playoff run as they bring back a strong senior class as well as a junior class that stepped up and solidified themselves a year ago.
Welsh will seem to have the upper hand offensively because of the depth it returns at multiple skill positions and the ability to attack even the stingiest of defenses. Despite the loss of 2,000-yard rusher Cohen Fontenot as well as veteran quarterback Cale Navarre, the ability to win one-on-one matchups on the outside remains as well tempo control on the ground with an experienced line and four running backs in the stall to aid the Hounds offensively.
Defensively, with eight returning starters, a display of aggression will highlight the unit as the defensive line will lead with eight deep which will be a plus come time for district play. The Greyhounds will also have the ability to make tackles in space in the secondary.
Coach Gureinger's playoff-like, non-district slate includes marquee home matchups against Kinder, Hamilton Christan and Pickering while traveling to Westlake and Loreauville. The Hounds open league play against newcomer and 2020 Class 1A runner-up Grand Lake with contests also scheduled against regular foes DeQuincy, Lake Arthur, Vinton and a regular-season finale at Notre Dame.