The defending region 1-AAAAA champion Yellow Jackets will be young, but they will still be hungry.
Having tasted victory over all three rivals in Thomasville, Cairo, and Bainbridge, capturing a region championship, and earning a playoff win in 2016, head coach Bill Shaver will continue building upon a tradition of winning and pride in the program, despite the many new faces.
“We lost a lot to graduation and will be very inexperienced,” Shaver said. “We will need to grow as the season progresses and hope to be playing our best ball when the region schedule begins in week seven.”
At the top of the list of graduated talent is all-state quarterback Kelias Williams, former maestro of TCC’s split back veer. Deondre Sullivan will now be stepping into those shoes and under center with the help of teammate Quintavius Cooksey’s presence at wide receiver.
Ball control, clock management, and assignment oriented defense that swarms to the ball will remain the focus according to Coach Shaver, and the measuring stick will remain the same as well.
“The goals for this season are the same as the last: win our rivalry games, win region, and then make a deep run in the playoffs,” he said.
In the Game Magazine / South Georgia / August – September 2017
Thomasville County Central Yellow Jackets
TCC to Overcome Inexperience with Fundamentals and Pride
Written by Cole Parker
Photos by Danna Cooper