Quitman, Georgia - Throughout the 25 years Maurice Freeman has paced the sidelines, this may be the biggest challenge he has ever faced. Freeman will have 45 underclassmen on his roster for the Trojans first game of the season.
"When you've got kids that have been in your program three or four years, they understand the sun, they understand the heat, they understand contact," Freeman said. "The young guys are probably just happy to be out there and ready to go. And our guys are happy to be out here! But they're still a little bit young, so we got to train them to get acclimated to the weather. Getting acclimated to contact all the time."
Freeman will become the all-time winningest coach at Brooks County with three more wins.
While that seems like a tough task with the number of young athletes that'll suit up for him this Fall, he practically returns the same team that made it to the State Quarterfinals this year.
Quarterback Malkom Parrish is back under center after throwing for 1,200 yards and rushing for 985 yards. He did that, by the way, as a freshman.
"I really do expect more," Parrish said. "My expectations are very, very high. I should double everything I did last year and hopefully we make it to the Dome at least."
The kid can do quite a few things and we're certainly happy," Freeman said. "It's just a joy when you got a kid who just enjoys the game and who has manners, morals and values also. You just don't ever want to go. You just want to take him home with you."
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