Kendrick looks to build of success of last season

August 25, 2013 

Coach: Jerry Dukes, sixth year, 10-41

Assistant coaches: Parise Bailey, offensive coordinator, Collins Jones, defensive coordinator, Ronnie Baker

Homefield: A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium

2012 record: 5-6, lost to Jefferson 42-8 in first round of Class AA playoffs

Region: GHSA 5-AAGood news: The Cherokees have something no team at the school has had since the 2000 season--playoff experience. Last season's success should be a great learning tool for players, who now understand what success feels like. They aren't trying to find their way on the football field anymore. They understand what they're doing, and now they can just focus on improving.

Bad news: They aren't the only improved team in the region. Spencer should be much improved, Heard County is loaded and Manchester is still Manchester, despite losing a handful to graduation. If Kendrick is to repeat its trip to the playoffs, it can't rely on the element of surprise. It will have to outplay those other teams and earn its place among the best in the region.

Our take: Kendrick has the returning players it needs to take another step in the right direction. Whether that culminates in a playoff run or not is hard to say. The players want to make the playoffs and advance past the first round, but there are a couple big fish to fry in the regular season before they get there.

--David Mitchell

2013 schedule

Aug. 30 at Americus-Sumter 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 at Marion County 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 12 Bowdon (M) 7 p.m.

Sept. 20 at Temple 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 at Heard County 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 4 at Bremen 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 at Chattahoochee County 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 at Manchester 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 31 Jordan (M) 7 p.m.

Nov. 8 Spencer (K) 4 p.m.

2012 results

Aug. 31 Americus-Sumter L, 25-6

Sept. 7 Marion County L, 21-20 (OT)

Sept. 14 Bowdon L, 34-14

Sept. 20 Temple W, 34-0

Sept. 28 Heard County L, 42-14

Oct. 5 Bremen W, 12-8

Oct. 18 Chattahoochee County W, 12-6

Oct. 25 Manchester L, 37-8

Nov. 1 Jordan W, 52-6

Nov. 9 Spencer W, 24-20

*Nov. 16 Jefferson L, 42-8

* Playoffs

ROSTER

No. Name Class Position

1 Marvin Lewis 12 TE/LB

2 Emmanuel Brown 12 TE/LB

3 Antonio Jones 12 RB/DB

4 Jacorey Davis 11 RB/DB

5 Loyoll Parks 12 RB/DB

6 Dominique Irby 12 RB/DB

7 Dakari Denson 12 RB/LB

8 Tyrell Griffin 10 WR/DL

9 Kelvin Bethea 10 RB/DB

10 Jonathan Hines 12 QB/DB

11 Triston Dowdell 11 RB/LB

12 Tyrell Smith 9 RB/LB

13 Joshua Thompson-Lakes 11 QB/LB

14 Kerry Lee 11 WR/DB

15 Jarrett Hicks 9 QB/DB

16 Jeremiah Fax 10 RB/DB

17 Daddrian Denson 10 RB/DB

18 Tommy Davis 10 WR/DB

19 Travell Jones 9 WR/DB

20 Reno Lee 12 RB/DB

22 Brandon Wade 12 RB/DB

23 Antwon Burns 10 WR/DB

24 Stacy Williams 11 RB/LB

25 Cedrick Foster 9 RB/DB

26 Jeffrey Freeman 10 WR/DB

27 Anfernee Miles 11 WR/DB

28 Jaquariez Scott 11 RB/DB

31 Freddie Bouyer 9 WR/DB

32 Omar Wyatt 10 RB/DB

33 Javier Turner 9 TE/LB

34 Ricky Owens 9 RB/LB

35 David Woods 11 WR/DB

36 Andre Collins 12 TE/LB

37 Kyle Scott-Williams 11 TE/DE

38 Marquis Stinson 10 WR/DB

40 Tobias Chappell 9 RB/LB

42 Devonte Streeter 11 TE/DE

43 Anthony McGruder 11 TE/LB

50 Dashea Upshaw 10 OL/DL

51 Patrick Fax 12 C/DL

52 Kievan Daniels 12 OL/DL

53 Quontez McCaskey 11 OL/LB

54 Ryan Pearson 11 OL/DL

56 Dacoya Wilson 10 RB/LB

59 Brian Grant 11 OL/DL

61 Richard Jackson 11 OL/DL

62 Lanoah Hardy 11 OL/DL

63 Justin Moore OL/DL

65 D'Andre Singleton 9 OL/DL

66 Tori Walton 10 OL/DL

68 Stephen Cooper 9 OL/DL

70 Virgil Ellison 11 OL/DL

72 Emmanuel Lemon 11 OL/DL

74 Leander James 11 OL/DL

75 Zykeem Wright 12 OL/DL

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