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Royal Knights look to show much
improvement and surprise opponents
From the August 28, 2013 newspaper
By Richard Harris
With only 29 players and only three seniors, the deck is stacked against the Stewart County High School varsity football team, but the Royal Knights are determined to beat the odds and have a successful season.
Last year the team managed only one win, a 12-6 victory over Calhoun County in the last game of the season.
Our goals this year are to improve our win total from the previous season and to make the state playoffs, said Head Coach Travis Terry. We are still very young, so we will need to grow up fast to compete in the tough Region 1A.
They will kick-off the new season this Friday, August 30 when they host Chattahoochee County High School at 7:30 p.m. This is a rematch of last year’s season opener, which they lost to the Panthers by a score of 50-0. They lost their starting quarterback to an injury in that game and the offense sputtered for the remainder of the season. Problems with turnovers and inexperience also defined the 2012 campaign.
Hanging on to the ball and communication will be the keys to having a successful season this year, said Coach Terry.
Other keys will be the performance of the offensive line, which is expected to be the backbone of the team. If starting linemen Musteafa Green (C), Terquirious Huckabee (LG), ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.