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Tigers look to get back into win column

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Alcovy went winless in 2014 and it wasn’t pretty. Still, the Tigers lost two seniors who contributed greatly to their success in D’Anthony Bell and Kenyon Kelley.

This year the Tigers have around 20 seniors on what was a young team in experience last year and they have some size on the line, especially with senior Darnell O’Neal anchoring the trenches.

Despite their record, Alcovy’s defense showed promise at times last year and with more experience this year and a strong weight training program the Tigers should be better on that side of the ball this year.

Alcovy doesn’t really pack a punch on offense, however. The Tigers scored more than one touchdown just twice in their 10 games. Senior running back James Bell should help with that side of the ball, as well as the solid crop of backs he’ll share the load with in Christ Stewert and Demetrius Tuggle.

Head coach Kirk Hoffman has turned around abysmal records into playoff seasons before and this year could be no different.

Top guns:

QB: Quindrelin Hammonds (Soph), Quinton Grizzard (SR)

RB: James Bell (SR), Chris Stewert (SR), Demetrius Tuggle (Soph)

WR: Erin Mcalpine (SR), Cameron Schadl (JR)

DL: Bryant Montgomery (SR), Darnell O’Neal (SR)

LB: James Speights ((SR), Harrison Holton (SR)

DB: Robert Black (JR), Chance Phillips (SR)

KR/PR: Nick Snow (JR)

Projected award winners:

Team MVP (best player on the team):

Most Improved player:

Practice warrior: Josh Slaton (JR), Jesse Patterson (JR)

Best defensive player:

Best offensive player:

Breakout player: Demetrius Tuggle

Projected starters on offense and defense:

QB- Hammonds, Grizzard
RB- Chris Stewert
RB- James Bell
Slot- Cameron Schadl
Slot- Jaylin Lackey
WR- Jarius Anthony
WR- Erin McCalpine
Tackle-Dalton carter
Guard- Jordan Smith
Center- Courtney McCoy
Guard- Isaiah Dennard
Tackle- Jarrett Mobley

End- Josh Slaton
End-Jesse Patterson
Tackle-Bryant Montgomery
Tackle- Darnell O’Neal
LB- James Speights
LB- Holton Harrison, Rico Ruffin
Corner- Demetrius Tuggle, Kyrese Knox
Safety- Robert Black
Strong Safety- Chance Phillips
Strong Safety- Cre’Chuan Vaughan
Corner- James Bell

Coaching Staff:

Kirk Hoffman - Head Coach

Leland Ready - Wide Receivers

Jeff Cope - Defensive Line

Chris Edgar - Offensive Line

Bobby Maddox - Assistant Coach

Tim Smith - Offensive Line

Todd Van Tone - Offensive Coordinator

Erik McMillan - Defensive Backs

Jimmy Bruno - Football Operations


8/28 7:30 p.m.
@ Eastside (Covington, GA)

9/4 7:30 p.m.
@ Baldwin (Milledgeville, GA)

9/12 7:30 p.m.
Pebblebrook (Mableton, GA)

9/18 7:30 p.m.
@ Tift County (Tifton, GA)

9/25 7:30 p.m.
Lamar County (Barnesville, GA)

10/2 7:30 p.m.
Lakeside (Atlanta, GA)

10/9 7:30 p.m.
@ Newton (Covington, GA)

10/9 7:30 p.m.
@ Newton (Covington, GA)

10/16 7:30 p.m.
Tucker (Tucker, GA)

10/23 7:30 p.m.
Tucker (Tucker, GA)

10/30 7:30 p.m.
@ Rockdale County (Conyers, GA)

11/6 7:30 p.m.
@ Lovejoy (Lovejoy, GA)