Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Plenty of Questions for Camden

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Plenty of Questions for Camden

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KINGSLAND, Ga. -- Jeff Caldwell may have more questions than he

has answers for the 1996 edition of the Camden County Wildcats.

It appears the 'Cats may start out much like the 1995 squad

did. Slowly, but ending with a bang.

Camden began 0-2 before reeling off seven consecutive wins and

making its seventh consecutive trip to the state playoffs.

Camden won the region playoff game 28-27 over Savannah, but

couldn't get by Colquitt County.

Seven starters return an offense that drastically improved over

the course of the season. However, only four starters are back

on defense, leaving Caldwell excited about the offense but

solemn about the defense.

"I feel pretty positive about our offense," he said. "Most of

our line comes back and we return our running back and our

fullback. However, defense is our top concern."

Senior quarterback Richard McCabe (6 feet 4, 185 pounds) will

direct Camden's offense. He passed for 695 yards and five

touchdowns and rushed for 126 yards while splitting time with

Richard Rutiaga. Caldwell hinted McCabe could be pushed for

playing time by senior Jim Thomason (6-2, 210), who transferred

from Pierce County.

The backfield is in excellent shape with running back Bobby

Wilson (6-0, 195) returning for his senior season after rushing

for 1,128 yards and eight touchdowns in '95. Wilson is

accompanied by junior fullback Derrick Albertie (6-0, 190), who

was one of the team's best blockers.

Camden lost one of its best athletes -- tight end Gary Stanley

-- to graduation, but Caldwell is especially high on Stanley's

replacement, senior Terrence Howard (6-6, 210). …

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