Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Region 1-A

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Region 1-A

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Byline: Len Robbins, Times-Union correspondent

ATKINSON COUNTY

-- Coach: Lloyd McDonald, 14th year (74-75-1), 26th overall.

-- 2001 record: 6-5.

-- Last playoff appearance: 2001 (lost to Taylor County, 14-7, in first round).

-- Returning starters: QB Antonio Lott (6-0, 150, Jr.); FB Demarcus Sanders (6-0, 165, Sr.); TB Lydell Riley (6-0, 165, Jr.); C Kenneth Haskins (5-10, 170, Sr.); T/DT Rod Matthews (6-0, 250, Sr.); DT Vanchae Love (6-0, 230, Sr.); LB Jeremy Davis (6-0, 210, Sr.); CB Antonique Ash (5-9, 150, Sr.); CB Cornelius Burch (5-10, 150, Sr.); S Kelvin Harris (5-9, 150); K Victor Rodriquez (5-9, 145, Sr.).

-- Newcomer to watch: WR/DB Terrell Butler (5-10, 150, So.).

-- The good news: The Rebels return their entire offensive and defensive backfields.

-- The bad news: McDonald said he's having trouble filling the holes left by graduation -- depth is a problem.

LANIER COUNTY

-- Coach: Dan McFather, 2nd year (3-8).

-- 2001 record: 3-8.

-- Last playoff appearance: 2001 (lost to Miller County, 48-0, in first round).

-- Returning starters: C Blake Andrews (5-10, 170, Sr.); FB/DE Jarvis Riley (6-0, 260, Sr.); DE T.J. Brown (6-3, 175, So.); LB Mark Cooley (5-11, 175, Jr.); LB Chris Boyd (5-7, 165, Sr.); CB Daniel Ritchie (5-8, 165, So.); DT Sedrick Minson (5-8, 260, Sr.); DT Derek Eubanks (5-10, 300, So.).

-- Newcomer to watch: QB Sylvester West (6-0, 160).

-- The good news: Seven starters return on defense.

-- The bad news: Only two starters are back on an offense that depended heavily on departed QB Ashley Cooper and FB Alex Lacey.

CLINCH COUNTY

-- Coach: Cecil Barber, 9th year (64-27).

-- 2001 record: 8-5.

-- Last playoff appearance: 2001 (lost to Buford, 15-7, in semifinals).

-- Returning starters: TB Lorenzo Kelsaw (5-10, 195, Jr.); TE Rhett Barber (6-1, 190, Sr.); G Adam Tolle (6-1, 255, Sr.); T Ryder Godfrey (6-2, 280, Sr.); C Jared Studebaker (6-0, 205, Sr. …

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