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Brentwood hopes to return to tradition

By: Jake Young Email
By: Jake Young Email

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sandersville, GA - Last year wasn't the kind of season fans have come to expect from Brentwood. Traditionally one of the GISA's best football programs, the Eagles were rebuilding in 2010 to the tune of a 5-5-1 record.

In 2011, they're looking to flip the script. Things will change a bit with three year star fullback Evan Wiggins graduating, but the Eagles have experience back almost everywhere else.

Another thing that never changes...depth is non-existent. It's a squad with under 20 players so everyone has to play their part, and the sooner they understand that, the sooner they can get back to winning.

Senior Linebacker Harris Jolley says, "We've always had depth problems ever since I've been on Varsity, and even in the younger years, back in Middle School. We just have to work hard when we run to get in shape and just play hard."

Head Coach Bert Brown adds, "I'm the only person worrying about it. They're not. That's a good feeling for me as a coach to be able to go in week to week and know that these guys know it's part of the deal. There's 14 or 15 of them. It's a small band of brothers, and they know they're going to have to do the brunt of the playing."

Coach Brown isn't too worried about moving on after Wiggins. The Eagles use the Wing-T offense, so multiple guys already have experience running the ball.


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