With a new head coach, the Wheatland Bulldogs are looking to take a step forward in the highly competitive 2A East this year.

The WyoPreps Preseason Football Tour is back for another year. It allows us to visit with players and coaches from various programs ahead of the new season.

This year’s tour keeps us closer to home, as we roam through the southeast portion of the state.

Stop No. 4 was in Platte County to check out the Class 2A Bulldogs.

WyoPreps spoke to seniors Brock Peasley and Tagg Mickelson about the focus with practice starting earlier this week, not much of an adjustment with a new head coach, understanding expectations, bringing along younger players, being leaders, and more.

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Wheatland’s new head coach is a long-time assistant in Tony Borton. He’s had to adjust to a different role, but things are going well thanks to continuity and after a productive off-season. Borton also wants to embrace high expectations in all areas on and off the field, fine-tune before the first game, lessen the mistakes that cost them a year ago, and more.

The Bulldogs finished 2-7 in the 2022 season. They missed the Class 2A playoffs.

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