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First Georgia prep football poll released

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Posted: 08/16/2011 - The first Georgia high school prep poll has been released with Lincoln County, ECI, and Burke County among those in the top ten.

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Red Raiders hope to ride to title game

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Updated: 08/17/2011 - As far as powerhouse football programs go in the CSRA, Bamberg-Ehrhart is right up there. The Red Raiders are usually in the mix around Thanksgiving, and this past year played for the state title only to come up short. This year, they have other plans.

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Yellow Jackets expect to be better than last year

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Updated: 08/17/2011 - A lot of times you'll find football coaches being pessimistic about their squad. At North Augusta, it's just the opposite with Dan Pippin. Here's a team that went to the state semifinals a year ago, and Pippin says this year's squad may be even better.

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Tigers motivated by underperforming 2010

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Updated: 08/17/2011 - 5-5. It's the poster child for an average football season. At Allendale-Fairfax, they're not used to average. They're always thinking region championships, playoff berths and title runs, but last year, they hit head on with 5-5.

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Westminster contiues to grow the program

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Updated: 08/17/2011 - Now in their second year of football Westminster would love to eventually have some division one prospects on their team. They've had them in soccer, but football, that might be down the road

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Loaded Bears thinking big in 2011

Burke County Bears

Updated: 08/17/2011 - They may have snuck up on some people last year, but Burke County isn't flying under the radar in 2011. After a region championship and state semi-final appearance, the Bears are public enemy number one on most teams' schedules.

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Hephzibah looking for leaders to take control

Hephzibah High School Rebels

Updated: 08/17/2011 - When you talk Hephzibah football this year, one word comes to mind, leadership. Talk to all the players and the coaches. This is what the Rebels have been lacking on the field, and it's been a big point of focus this season.

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Experience will be key for success of Aiken this year

Updated: 08/17/2011 - After a couple of sub 500 seasons, this year's Aiken Hornets are playing with a chip on their shoulder. They've missed out on the playoffs and it's fueling the fire as they get cranking for the season ahead.

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Glenn Hills hopes team speed will lead to improvement

Glenn Hills Spartans

Updated: 08/11/2011 - Last year was a struggle for the Spartans of Glenn Hills. Coach Andrew Young took over the program late in the summer, and it was a season of playing catch up with the new man in charge. This year, Young returns, and a different attitude is coming with him.

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Rebels ready to roll with talented team

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Updated: 08/11/2011 - On a very short list of the winningest programs around in the past decade, you will find Strom Thurmond. Heck, in the past seven years, double digit wins in all but two of them. This year, expect more of the same.

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Wardlaw ready for a run to the title

Wardlaw Academy Patriots

Updated: 08/11/2011 - If you happen upon a Wardlaw Academy practice now-a-days you'll probably be able to see the smiles from the road. Winning is the norm for the Patriots and after a tough season last year, this is a squad loaded for bear.

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High expectations, not hopes, at Washington County

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Updated: 08/09/2011 - 2010 was a good season, not a great one, by Washington County standards. The Golden Hawks had seven wins, but lost the region crown and bowed out in the first round of the playoffs. This year, that just won't be enough.

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Laney ready for a playoff push

Updated: 08/11/2011 - When you look at the Laney Wildcat football roster from last year, one thing jumps off the page. Just five seniors. So going forward this year, not a lot to replace. Well, when you lose a guy like Rod Hall, there's actually a decent amount of leadership to replace.

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Warriors look to build to the playoffs in program's third year

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Updated: 08/11/2011 - It is now year three of football at Grovetown. Last year the Warriors played in a region for the first time and held their own. This year, they're thinking playoffs. Can they get there...no reason to think they can't.

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Greenbrier hopes to turn things around

Updated: 08/11/2011 - On the first day of school in Columbia County, we check in with one of the largest schools around, Greenbrier, as we go camping. It's been a rough few years with wins tough to come by for the Pack, but they are hoping to turn things around in the upcoming months.

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Neal Era begins at McCormick

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Updated: 08/24/2011 - Call it a new start. The Brian Neal era begins at McCormick, and it hasn't been in session very long. Neal didn't meet his team until June 15th, and he's got a tall order ahead.

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War Eagles hope for big jump in 2011

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Updated: 08/08/2011 - It's been baby steps in large part for Wagener-Salley the last couple years. There were no wins in 2009, three in 2010, and this year, the War Eagles hope to turn baby steps into leaps and bounds.

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Brentwood hopes to return to tradition

Brentwood Eagles

Updated: 08/08/2011 - 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.

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New winning attitude at Barnwell

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Updated: 08/08/2011 - It's a brand new attitude in Barnwell. After some sub par seasons and a change in coaches, the Warhorses are thinking big in 2011. They can credit second year Head Coach Ed Moore for the change in attitude.

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Fox Creek looking for more than Marty Williams to lead

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Updated: 08/06/2011 - When you talk Fox Creek football the conversation pretty much starts and ends with senior Marty Williams. One of the most dynamic players around is back for his senior season and is looking to take a Predator team further than they've ever been before.

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ARC will turn to youngsters to lead the charge

Updated: 08/08/2011 - The tradition of football at Richmond Academy goes back a long, long time. When Chris Hughes took over as coach five years ago, his goal was to rebuild that tradition. They are well on their way.

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