Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Region 3-AAAAA (B)

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Region 3-AAAAA (B)

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BEACH

-- Coach: Ulysses Hawthorne, 4th year (14-16).

-- 2001 record: 7-3.

-- Last playoff appearance: Not available.

-- Returning starters: RB Jamal Bing (5-9, 180); DB Shyron Frazier (5-11, 178); DE Bobby Ancrum (6-5, 250); OT/DT Jermaine Brantley (6-4, 250); DB Marques Salley (6-1, 185); RB Corey Jackson (5-9, 185); PK Matthew Hawthorne (5-11, 181).

-- Newcomer to watch: None.

-- The good news: Bing, Frazier and Jackson enter the season as four-year starters.

-- The bad news: The Bulldogs have won 12-of-20 games the past two seasons, but lost regular-season finales each time to miss the playoffs.

BRUNSWICK

-- Coach: Maurice Freeman, 1st year.

-- 2001 record: 4-6.

-- Last playoff appearance: 1999 (lost to Lowndes, 17-0, in state final).

-- Returning starters: WR Brandon Trobridge (6-5, 190); WR Zay Weatherton (5-8, 170); RB Anthony Fuller (6-0, 190); OL Joel Myres (6-2, 265); LB Jamell Blash (5-10, 205).

-- Newcomer to watch: None.

-- The good news: Freeman left Southwest Macon after a four-year tenure and a 17-23 record. He won a state Class A title with Brooks County in 1994.

-- The bad news: Freeman replaces 22-year coach John Willis, who retired at the end of last season.

CAMDEN COUNTY

-- Coach: Jeff Herron, 3rd season (18-4).

-- 2001 record: 10-1.

-- Last playoff appearance: 2001 (lost to Riverdale, 28-24, in first round).

-- Returning starters: DB Travaris Hopkins (5-11, 175); C Bill Brown (6-2, 245); SE Keivan Myers (6-1, 165); RB Jarris Williams (5-10, 185); LB Jamie Felix (6-0, 220); FB Kevon Hutchinson (5-7, 170); DE John Davis (6-3, 230); DE Damian Green (6-2, 250).

-- Newcomer to watch: QB Emanuel Bacon (6-0, 175).

-- The good news: Program is deep on all levels: More than 200 players are out for varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams.

-- The bad news: A blown lead late in a 28-24 home loss in the first round of the state playoffs soured the program's undefeated regular season. …

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