High School Sports

Shaw looks for replacement for Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City offensive player of the year Chandler Whittlesey

Coach: Kyle Adkins, second year, 6-5 (6-5 overall)

Assistant coaches: Kyle Adkins, offensive coordinator; Chuck Stamey, defensive coordinator; Greg Sullivan, Pat McGregor; William Maben

Homefield: Kinnett Stadium

2012 record: 6-5, lost to Monroe Area 21-14 in first round of Class AAAA playoffs

Region: GHSA Region 5-AAAAGood news: The Raiders took a step forward last season, winning six games and nearly picking up their first postseason win since 2008. The real good news? Shaw wasn't satisfied with that output. This program feels like a winner, and it has the players to make that a reality. Its front seven, a strength last season, is strong once again and should turn a lot of games in the Raiders' favor.

Bad news: While the attitude is in the right place, the team still has a number of holes to fill, most notably the quarterback position vacated by 2012 All-Bi-City offensive player of the year Chandler Whittlesey. Adkins said himself that it is impossible to replace a player like Whittlesey, but the team will try to plug the hole in other areas.

Our take: Shaw has enough going for it to take a step forward despite the losses. The defense will still be very good, and it should once again contend for a playoff spot in Class AAAA. The region is brutal once again, led by state champion Sandy Creek. Winning the region is still probably a long shot, but Shaw will be in the mix for one of those other three playoff spots.

-- David Mitchell

2013 schedule

Aug. 29 Northside (K) 7 p.m.

Sept. 6 Carver (M) 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 12 Hardaway (K) 7 p.m.

Sept. 27 LaGrange (K) 7:30 p.m.

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

Oct. 10 Sandy Creek (K) 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 at Carrollton 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 Columbus (K) 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Fayette County 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 at Troup 7:30 p.m.

2012 results

Aug. 30 Northside W, 21-0

Sept. 6 Carver L, 18-13

Sept. 14 Hardaway W, 27-6

Sept. 28 LaGrange L, 31-14

Oct. 5 Alexander W, 42-12

Oct. 12 Sandy Creek L, 51-26

Oct. 19 Carrollton L, 45-12

Oct. 26 Columbus W, 49-0

Nov. 3 Fayette County W, 34-23

Nov. 9 Troup W, 20-17

*Nov. 16 Monroe Area L, 21-14

* Playoffs

1 Sydarrian Cobb DB/RB

2 Desmond Gomillia RB

4 Quentin Jackson DB/WR

5 Rodney Clark WR

6 Amarkeion Sharpe DB/WR

7 Jacorey Butler LB

8 Jakobi Long WR

9 Quinnard Thomas LB

11 Tayshun Davis LB

12 David Whitehead DB/WR

13 Caleb Bishop QB

14 Kenterill Boden DB/WR

15 Cyle Hobbs DE/QB

17 Tyrone Davis DB/QB

18 Nick Beason WR

20 John Price DB

21 De'Tavious Burtin LB/RB

22 Devon Gaillard DB

23 Brent McKelvin RB

24 William Maben DL

25 Walter Boze RB

28 Keith Childress DB

30 Demetrius Green LB/RB

31 Arenta Boyd DL/RB

33 Savion West DL/RB

35 Justice Davis LB/RB

39 Wilford Belardo DB/WR

41 Antavius Williams LB/P

44 DeQwondre Green LB/RB

45 James Flott LB

47 Devan Porter-Wilson DE/TE

50 Jonathan Lyons LB/OL

51 Elijah Phillips DL/OL

52 Zach Fowler DL/OL

53 Holten Shea OL

54 Deandre Howard DL/OL

56 BJ Thames DL

57 Blanton Whitworth LB

58 Earl Brody DL

59 Joe Young DL/OL

60 Kimani Johnson DL/OL

62 Deelaney Joseph DL/OL

63 Mitchell Gaddis OL

64 David Hammond LB/OL

68 Isaiah Smith DL/OL

70 Ty'Aaron Meadows DL/OL

71 Jordan Avera OL

72 Darcy Flowers DL/OL

73 Miquail Harvey DL/OL

74 Quinton Mast DL/OL

75 Zarius Kelly DL

77 Austin Hester OL

79 Miles Davis DL/OL

80 Austin Danford WR

81 Antoine Rockmore WR

82 Demarius Jackson WR

84 George McElroy WR

89 Anthony Culbertson DB/WR

94 Hunter Eaton K