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Butte High Returns to the Gridiron

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Like recent years, the Butte High Bulldogs football team will have some major weapons on the offensive side of the football.

Speedster Dalton Daum returns for his senior season while a quarterback with a familiar name steps into the starting role.

High school football has started back up around the state, so today we're in the Mining City catching up with the Butte Bulldogs.

The Bulldog football team is setting their goals high this season, and they're doing so, even when outsiders may think otherwise.

"My expectations are pretty high,” said quarterback Dylan Cook. “A lot of people are doubting us this year. I just want to show them off, make it to playoffs, and possibly win a state championship."

Quarterback Dylan Cook plans to prove doubters wrong this season.

And the six-foot-three junior quarterback has reason to believe so after seeing his older brother, Dallas, win a state title and break multiple school throwing records while playing for Butte.

"He's a really smart kid,” Cook said. “He could read defenses really well and he could throw the ball. Being able to take reps behind him every day made me a lot better, and being able to learn from him every day that made me a lot better."

"Dillon has done a great job of being a leader all summer,” said Head Coach Arie Grey. “In the weight room, on the practice field, or whatever it is, Dylan has done a great job leading. So I'm excited for him to see what he's got and to see what he can do."

Cook to Daum is something Butte fans heard a lot of the last two years and things won't be changing this season.

As the speedy Dalton Daum returns for his senior season and another year of being the team's go-to receiver.

"Dalton is just a very versatile athlete,” Coach Grey said. “There are so many things we could do with him, and we're going to do quite a bit of things with him. The key is to get him into the flow of the game, get him his touches and let him do great things with the ball."

"He can run routes perfectly, he's fast, he can get off of jams, he can get away from corner backs,” said Cook. “It makes my job so much easier. All I have to do is get it to him."

The Bulldogs have the next two weeks for practice.

At the end of the month the team will travel to Billings Senior for their first game and for a chance to start proving the doubters wrong.

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