Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

District 4-4a

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

District 4-4a

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Head coach: Reggie White, first year; fourth overall (20-10).

1997 record: 4-6.

Last playoff appearance: 1977 (Lost to Taylor County 14-7 in

the first round of the Class 3A playoffs).

Returning starters: RB David Taylor (5-9, 210, Jr.);

TE/LB Tommy Collins (6-3, 240, Sr.); WR/DB Jon Pappelbon (6-4,

210, Sr.); WR David Gutterman (6-4, 190, Jr.); OL Doug Gast

(6-4, 260, Jr.); OL George Hassan (6-3, 245, Sr.); RB Ben Salzer

(5-11, 215, Jr.); DB Jack Ossi (5-7, 170, Jr.); LB Matt

Singletary (6-0, 225, Sr.); NG George Solomon (6-0, 235, Sr.);

S/QB Greg Adams (5-9, 165, Jr.) DL Mark Shonka (6-1, 240, Sr.)

TE/LB Tommy Collins says the strength is: "Our pride and

will to win."

Collins says the weakness is: "We've had so many coaches

[White is No. 6 in the '90s], it's been hard to get a tradition


Outlook: The Crusaders must replace QB Kevin Gilbride.


Head coach: James Teter, sixth year (30-22).

1997 record: 10-2.

Last playoff appearance: 1997 (Lost to Madison County 55-18

in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs).

Returning starters: QB Justin Benefield (6-1, 175, Sr.); OL

Jeremy McDonald (6-0, 260, Sr.); RB/DB Renard Douglas (6-0, 170,

Sr.); RB/LB Antonio Grant (6-0, 185, Sr.); LB Ryan Carman (6-1,

190, Sr.); DB/RB Mandrell Vaughn (5-10, 165, Jr.); DB Sidney

Bellamy (5-10, 150, Sr.); LB Kevin Campbell (6-0, 180, Sr.).

LB Ryan Carman says the strength is: "I'm real confident

in our backs and specialty players."

Carman says the weakness is: "Our offensive line is

inexperienced, but they have been working hard all summer long."

Outlook: There should be no reason why the Blue Devils can't

return to the playoffs.


Head coach: Edward Robinson, second year (5-6).

1997 record: 5-6.

Last playoff appearance: 1997 (Lost to Raines 47-8 in the

first round of the Class 4A playoffs). …

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