Less than a year ago, a trip to Cross Plains would have taken Chad Barron into enemy territory. As Baird’s head football coach from 2013-17, Barron was in many ways the face of the Buffaloes’ chief rival.
That didn’t stop Cross Plains coach Daniel Purvis from adding the former Baird head man to his staff when the opportunity arose this offseason, however. In fact, he jumped at the chance.
Barron, who will serve as the Buffs’ offensive coordinator, will bring his uptempo spread scheme to Cross Plains, where the I-formation has long been the preferred method of attack. And Purvis said he’s excited to see what possibilities the new offense may unlock.