By: Kristi Kopanis | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 2, 2017
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Thomas County ran through their competition last year, going 8-3 and winning the 1-AAAAA region title.
But, an injury to quarterback Kelias Williams saw their season come to a halt in the state semifinals, falling to Carrollton 41-14.
But, the Yellow Jackets have two QB's they can go to at any point in 2017. Coach Bill Shaver says they are still a very young team, and they won't be as explosive this year as in seasons past.
But, if they can limit their mistakes and hog the ball, they'll cause trouble for their opponents.
"We have to control the ball to try to shorten the game," coach said. "We have to run the football and keep it away from the other team."
Last year's Yellow Jackets team had eight First Team All-Region players, and Williams was named the Region Player of the Year.
Four of the First Team players came on the defensive side of the ball, an area Coach Shaver says where they'll be young this year.
But the most important thing for Coach and the Yellow Jackets - to play Thomas County football.
"We can't be like a lot of people. Let's see how few plays we run to run the clock out. I think that has to be our identity this year."