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Wildcats look to turn the corner
and be competitive in Region 4A
From the August 28, 2013 newspaper
By Richard Harris

The Schley County High School varsity football team enters its second season under Head Coach Josh Kemp and the Wildcats are hopeful that they are ready to show that they can compete in the tough Region 4A.
They are coming off of a disappointing 2-8 season and looking for a big turnaround.
Last year was not the kind of year we were hoping for, said Coach Kemp. We have worked tirelessly to get to where we want to be.
Where they want to be is among the best teams in the region … and the state.
Our goal is to win the region, Coach Kemp said. It is a very tough region. Marion County has the most talent in the region and I think it is the toughest region overall in Class A. We want to compete with all of them.
The Wildcats have one of the best players in the region/state with junior Tra Minter, an All-State running back who was also selected for the Underclassmen All-American Bowl last year as a sophomore. He led the Wildcats’ offense last year with 1,628 yards and 17 touchdowns as a runner, while adding 226 yards and a touchdown as a receiver.
He is the best player I have ever coached and is obviously an important part of our team, Coach Kemp said.
Minter is joined in the offensive backfield (which should be the team’s strong point) by quarterback Matt Corbin, and running backs Darian Cook and Kenjavis Poole.
We have a really strong backfield this year, Kemp noted.
The backfield will be behind an offensive line that is returning four starters: Tom Braddock, Glenn Pilcher, Walker Langston, and Tyler Lynn.
Last year the offense was explosive at times and scored over 30 points in six games. With so many returning starters (who also include quarterback Matt Corbin and receivers Logan Schofield and Kyle Moore) moving the ball shouldnt be a major concern this year.
The biggest key to the teams success will likely be on the other side of the ball. Last year the team gave up an average of 27.8 points per game.
We need to tackle better this year, said Coach Kemp. The biggest key for us having a successful season will be if we can play great defense.
The defense also has eight returning starters, so they will have some experience on their side. The returners are: Corey Tanner (DL), Isaiah Captain (LB), Knox Theus (LB), Mathew Williams (LB), Chris Caldwell (LB), Tra Minter (DB), Kyle Moore (DB), and Darrian Cook (DB).
Projected Starters
The expected starting lineup on offense is: Matt Corbin (QB); Tra Minter (RB), Kenjavis Poole (RB), Tyler Sledge (RB/WR), Knox Theus (RB/WR), Isaiah Captain (WR), Logan Schofield (WR), Tom Braddock (OL), Kapris Battle (OL), Glenn Pilcher (OL), Walker Lanston (OL), and Tyler Lynn (OL).
Projected starters on defense are: Corey Tanner (DL), Mathew Williams (DL), Austin Young (DL), Kapris Battle (DL), Isaiah Captain (LB), Chris Caldwell (LB), Knox Theus (LB), Tra Minter (DB), Josh Hutchens (DB), Darrian Cook (DB), and Kyle Moore (DB).

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Key Players: While all of the players listed above will be important, key players are expected to include: running back Tra Minter (who should again prove tough for defenses to start), quarterback Matt Corbin (a good leader who Coach Kemp describes as the “heart and soul” of the team), linebacker Isaiah Captain (a very athletic player with big play capability), lineman Kapris Battle (a very physical player who can be dominating), and linebacker Knox Theus, who runs the defense and is both smart and tough.
Coaches: Head Coach Josh Kemp is joined by assistant coaches Sam Captain (defensive coordinator), Gabe Theiss (special teams coordinator/DB), Scott Colter (OL), and Tim Peavy (DL).
Support Staff: Others pitching in to help include managers Sara Williams, Taylor Simpson, Marilyn Guttierez, and Agalya Armond, and ball boys Andrew James, Lorne Barineau, Zykevious Walker, and Malik Edwards.
Meet the Wildcats
#2 Logan Schofield, Sr, WR, 6’0”, 165
#3 Matt Corbin, Sr, QB/LB, 5’10”, 180
#4 Kenjavious Poole, F, RB/LB, 5’10”, 185
#5 Tra Minter, Jr, RB/LB, 5’9”, 185
#7 Kyle Moore, Jr, DB/WR, 5’11”, 175
#8 Chris Caldwell, Soph, LB, 6’0”, 185
#9 Tyler Sledge, Jr, DL, 5’11”, 165
#10 Knox Theus, Jr, TE/LB, 6’0”, 200
#11 Dillon Yarborough, Sr, QB, 5’9”, 140
#15 Zach Martin, Sr, QB, 5’10”, 160
#16 Darrian Cook, Jr, DB, 5’10”, 170
#20 Jacob Cromer, F, LB/RB, 5’10”, 150
#21 Chris Cox, Jr, K, 6’2”, 180
#22 Austin Young, Sr, DB, 5’7”, 180
#25 Josh Hutchens, Soph, WR/DB, 5’7”, 150
#28 Jamie Powell, F, LB, 5’9”, 160
#30 Jacob Brunson, Soph, LB, 5’8”, 170
#32 Jalermie Lyles, Jr, DB, 5’7”, 130
#34 Andy Harbuck, Soph, LB, 5’9”, 150
#40 Clint Sellars, F, LB, 6’0”, 206
#44 Robert Albritton, Sr, LB, 6’0”, 180
#45 Isaiah Captain, Jr, LB, 5’11”, 195
#48 Tyree Hawkins, F, TE/LB, 5’10”, 186
#50 Mathew Williams, Jr, DL, 6’2”, 185
#52 Tyler Lynn, Jr, OL/LB, 5’10”, 185
#53 Zach Sanford, Jr, OL/DL, 6’0”, 210
#55 Kapris Battle, Jr, LB/OL, 6’2”, 220
#57 Glenn Pilcher, Soph, OL/DL, 5’11”, 190
#60 John Rabun, Jr, OL/DL, 6’1”, 200
#58 Corey Tanner, Soph, DL, 5’10”, 220
#60 Zach Howell, F, DL, 5’10”, 220
#64 Wade Lamb, Soph, OL, 5’6”, 215
#65 Walker Langston, Sr, OL, 6’2”, 220
#66 Malik Edwards, F, OL, 5’8”, 220
#67 Braxton Crews, Jr, C, 5’9”, 180
#70 Thomas Braddock, Sr, OL, 6’0”, 260
#72 Demarco Cross, F, DL/OL, 5’10”, 210
#76 Tyler Grantham, F, OL/DL, 5’8”, 180
#80 Chandler Phagan, Soph, WR, 5’10”, 160
#81 Jake Hall, F, WR/DB, 5’8”, 130