Closer look at Russell County Warriors

August 26, 2012 

QUICK FACTS

Coach: Demond McCoy, first year, 0-0 (0-0 overall)

Assistant coaches: Shawn Taylor, offensive coordinator; Sebastian Moore, defensive coordinator; Sam Moates, Ken Newsome, Demario Billingslea, Greg Smith, Jimmy Parham, Jimmy Cochran, Jeffery Robinson, Arthur Gibson

Homefield: Corbitt-Mitchell Stadium

2011 record: 2-8

Region: AHSAA Class 5A Region 2

2012 SCHEDULE

Aug. 30 at Central 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 Carroll-Ozark 8 p.m.

Sept. 14 at Rehobeth 8 p.m.

Sept. 21 Eufaula 8 p.m.

Sept. 28 Northside (K) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 at Ben Russell 8 p.m.

Oct. 12 Marbury 8 p.m.

Oct. 19 at Valley 8 p.m.

Oct. 26 BTW 8 p.m.

Nov. 2 Dadeville 8 p.m.

2011 Results

Aug. 26 at Smiths Station L, 43-7

Sept. 2 at Carroll-Ozark L, 28-26

Sept. 9 Rehobeth W, 40-7

Sept. 16 at Eufaula L, 33-10

Sept. 23 Central-PC L, 64-28

Sept. 30 Charles Henderson L, 47-14

Oct. 7 at Tallassee L, 40-14

Oct. 14 Valley L, 44-0

Oct. 21 at BTW W, 37-34

Oct. 28 Jeff Davis L, 47-13

BREAKING DOWN THE WARRIORS

The Good: This is the job Demond McCoy wanted after graduating from Russell County back in the 1990s.

The Bad: The Warriors return only eight starters from a year ago, four on offense and four on defense.

Our take: McCoy faces a difficult task as the Warriors have not had a winning season since they went 10-1 in 1998. That was the second of two straight winning seasons under Mitch Hamilton as the Warriors went 5-4 in 1997. McCoy will get an early test to see just how far he has to go when Russell County opens the season at Central on Aug. 30.

-- Kevin Price

ROSTER

Name Cl. Wt. Ht.

1 Bryan Flemming 12 180 6-0

2 Ryan Flemming 12 165 6-1

3 Marquez Grier 12 190 5-10

4 Quantarius Allen 12 205 6-0

5 Derrick Harley 12 220 6-1

6 Calvin Johnson 11 150 5-6

7 Kino Franklin 12 152 5-10

8 Cameron Brooks 11 150 5-8

9 Jermaine McCovery 12 185 6-1

11 Patrick Flynn 11 145 5-10

12 Byron Johnson 10 225 6-1

15 Austin Screeton 9 165 5-9

17 Austin Belcher 12 215 5-10

18 Jaeilon Mitchell 9 145 5-6

19 Quinton Hobbs 12 145 5-6

20 Justin Hill 12 165 5-8

22 Jaquandre Bowen 11 140 6-0

24 Cortez Gunn 11 160 5-7

25 John Dunbar 12 235 6-0

26 Caleb Smith 11 190 6-0

27 Dontavious Hill 11 165 6-3

32 Courtney Allen 9 155 5-9

33 Josh Johnson 9 160 5-8

34 Samuel Upshaw 12 175 5-8

36 Jikoree Johnson 11 175 5-6

42 Tracy Johnson 11 140 5-6

46 Quondrevius Lyles 12 165 5-10

48 Chavel Smith 11 195 6-1

50 Alfonza Gachett 12 205 6-1

51 Edward Armstrong 12 215 6-1

52 Ryan Fort 12 185 5-7

55 Deontae Gillis 10 235 5-10

56 Josh Hancok 11 185 5-8

58 Jerome Battle 9 145 5-7

61 Lydoll McWaters 11 150 5-9

63 Travoris Luke 11 165 5-7

66 Tyler Smith 12 230 5-11

71 Jeremy Smith 12 185 6-2

74 Terrell Harris 10 195 6-0

79 Elijah McCord 9 215 5-8

80 Marquel Brown 12 195 5-10

81 Javon Rogers 11 170 6-2

83 Joshua Washington 10 150 5-9

84 Devonte Hall 9 165 6-3

85 Gerald Fluellen 12 155 6-0

87 Clyde Ricks 9 145 5-7

88 Emanuel McClarin 12 180 5-11

93 Tyrell Bennet 11 200 5-10

97 Tehri Scott 11 260 5-11

99 D'Quandrius Monroe 11 240 5-10

Dalton Lee 11 185 6-1

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