Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

District 5-3a

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

District 5-3a

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BOLLES

Head coach: Corky Rogers, 10th year (101-16); 27th overall

(243-56-1).

1997 record: 9-4.

Last playoff appearance: 1997 (Lost to Taylor County 41-14 in

the Class 3A quarterfinals).

Returning starters: WB Howard Billings (5-10, 175, Sr.); QB

Travis Thurmond (5-10, 180, Jr.); WB Eugene Reese (5-9, 175,

Sr.); S Mark Dorsey (6-2, 180, Jr.); RB Matt Larmoyeux (6-0,

200, Sr.); LB Drew Berquist (6-1, 235, Sr.); CB Joey Wildes

(5-9, 165 , Sr.); CB Ry Patrick (5-9, 175, Sr.); PK Brian Crick

(6-1, 170, Sr.); OLB Taco Pope (6-1, 195, Jr.); ILB Travis Hodge

(6-0, 185, Jr.); OT George Pilcher (6-2, 205, Jr.); NG Ryan

Silverfield (6-0, 210, Sr.); C Fred Schurman (6-0, 240, Sr.); DT

Chris Dostie (6-0, 230, Sr.); OG Ralph Wilson (5-9, 170, Jr.).

QB Travis Thurmond says the strength is: "We didn't lose

anyone. We have nearly everybody back."

Thurmond says the weakness is: "We're still a bit undersized

compared to some of the teams in the state."

Outlook: Once again, Bolles is the team to beat in this

district, which may be the toughest Class 3A district in the

state.

PAXON

Head coach: Ellis McSwain, fourth year (3-26); 12th overall

(28-79).

1997 record: 0-9.

Last playoff appearance: None.

Returning starters: RB Rojae Charity (5-6, 160, Sr.); WR/QB

Kevin Carn (5-10, 175, Sr.); WR/DB LaTorey McGruder (6-2, 190,

Sr.); TE/LB Isaac Wilson (6-1, 175, Sr.).

Strengths: A solid group of returning players will lead Paxon

at the skilled positions.

Weakness: A lack of depth and experience in a tough district.

Outlook: Paxon moves into a new district with three proven

powers. The Eagles need only one victory to improve on last

season's record, but it won't come in the district.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN

Head coach: Verlon Dorminey, eighth year (56-23).

1997 record: 11-2.

Last playoff appearance: 1997 (Lost to Taylor County 33-21 in

semifinals of the Class 3A playoffs). …

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