GADSDEN COUNTY, FL
Last year the East Gadsden Jaguars enjoyed a high flying attack led by the dynamic duo of quarterback Micah Brown and super-six receiver Darius Jackson. However, with both players advancing to the college level, a new crop of talent will lead the attack.
"We graduated all of our statistics, but we're very excited we have an excellent junior quarterback, Jamaica Moore, and he's going to have his opportunities, we'll put it that way," says East Gadsden Head Football coach Scott Anderson.
"It's a good feeling because I'm going to be a leader on the team this year, so I feel pretty good about that," says QB Jamaica Moore.
Compared to last season, the Jags are very young. They'll be relying on underclassmen to carry the load.
"We're a young team, we don't have a large senior class, but our junior and sophomore classes are very strong and we're excited about the incoming freshman," adds Anderson.
"Right now what's going through my head is to keep working hard and me being the leader of the team, forced to pick the shoes of a leader, I must go hard and... it's a team thing more than an individual," comments junior linebacker Larry Reed.
Already in one of the most competitive divisions in the nation, Coach Anderson is looking to bring the team into the mainstream, with an eye on college recruiting.
"We've got a very challenging schedule, you can't be the best without beating the best... build one of the top 3 programs in Florida," mentions coach Anderson.
"They bleed the same blood, they are like me... and I don't see nobody stopping me," adds Reed.
And so the 2007 season begins with the powder blue eying the gold.
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