Nickname: Raiders (Teams last year had a combined record of 3-11).

Coach: Bill Bruning, 1st season as combined team coach, 17th season with Barker.

Outlook: After fighting declining enrollment and financial struggles in their football programs over the last few years, Barker and Roy-Hart schools have joined forces. The new combined team boasts a roster twice as big as before, with a larger talent pool.

Senior quarterback Connor Baker of Roy-Hart will lead the Barker/Roy-Hart Raiders, who will compete in the Genesee Region League of Section V. A bigger roster means the team moves from Class D to Class A.

Other key returners are Barker senior running back Austin Blackley, who rushed for 13 touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards last season, and senior wide receiver, defensive back, and running back Josh Haight, also from Barker.


Sept. 3 vs. Elba (Barker), 1:30

Sept. 9 at Pembroke, 7

Sept. 16 at Alexander, 7

Sept. 23 vs. Oak.-Ala. (Roy-Hart), 7

Oct. 1 vs. Holley (Barker), 7

Oct. 7 at Attica, 7

Oct. 14 vs. Notre Dame (Roy-Hart), 7

Compiled by PrepTalkTV producer Lauren Mariacher