High School Sports

Chattahoochee County looking for consistency

Coach: Russell Morgan, third year, 5-15 (50-41-1 overall)

Assistant coaches: Chad Martin, offensive coordinator; Ed Lovvorn, defensive coordinator; Frank Saunders

Homefield: Panthers Stadium

2012 record: 3-7

Region: GHSA Region 5-AAGood news: Nine offensive starters and seven defensive starters returning from last year's squad will provide continuity and cut down on the learning curve for the Panthers. Two of their top offensive performers, Chris Askew and Jodi Perkins, return, as does a trio of senior linebackers who led the defense a season ago. Ladarius Taylor, Marcus Saunders and Del Lawrence combined for 246 tackles (26 for loss), 11 sacks, four fumbles forced and three interceptions.

Bad news: The team was less than impressive during a 3-7 campaign a year ago, and just returning players doesn't necessarily mean that trend will change. After wins in its first two games, Chattahoochee County lost seven of its final eight, all in region play, and it finished just one game ahead of last-place Jordan in the standings. The rest of the region has improved during the offseason, too, so gaining ground could be difficult.

Our take: On paper, the Panthers look like they could be a solid team. The defense, particularly at linebacker, will be a strength. Gaining a couple of games in the region should be an expectation, though making the playoffs in Region 5-AA won't come easy. More than anything, the Panthers should expect to be in the conversation deep into the season.

--David Mitchell

2013 schedule

Aug. 30 at Stewart County 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 Terrell County 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 Bremen 7:30 p.m.

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

Oct. 4 at Heard County 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 Jordan (K) 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 Kendrick 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 Spencer (M) 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 Manchester 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 Temple 7:30 p.m.

2012 results

Aug. 31 Stewart County W, 50-0

Sept. 7 Terrell County W, 36-34

Sept. 14 Bremen L, 35-0

Sept. 21 Bowdon L, 35-6

Oct. 5 Heard County L, 40-14

Oct. 12 Jordan W, 41-13

Oct. 18 Kendrick L, 12-6

Oct. 26 Spencer L, 36-34

Nov. 2 Manchester L, 41-7

Nov. 9 Temple L, 23-16


No. Name Class Pos.

1 Jodie Duke Sr. WR/DB

2 Mackery White So. WR/DB

3 Brandon Bourage Sr. WR/DB

4 LaDarrius Taylor Sr. TE/LB

5 Chris Askew Sr. QB/DB

6 Chris Smith Jr. QB/DB

7/37 Maciah Taylor Sr. WR/DB

8 Ian Kellner So. QB/DB

9 Dexter Jordan So. WR/DB

10 Jacob Afoa Jr. OL/LB

11 C.J. Afoa So. QB/DB

12 Leontae Lockett Sr. WR/DB

13 Frantz Moise Fr. WR/DB

14 Duke Crawford Jr. WR/DB

15 Kion Jews Fr. TE/DL

16 Tyler Walton Fr. RB/LB

17 Vincent Catanzaro Fr. WR/DB

18 JaCorry Riggins Sr. TE/LB

20 Marcus Lawrence Sr. WR/DB

21 Delvante Lawrence Sr. WR/LB

22 Latrell Washington Fr. RB/DB

23 Jackson Sewell Fr. WR/DB

24 Diedrich Weig Fr. WR/DB

25 Chris Spears Sr. TE/LB

26 Damion Davis Jr. WR/DB

27 Alec Hayes Sr. WR/DB

28 Josh Williams Sr. WR/DB

30 Jermiah Johnson Sr. DL/RB

31 Mirion Gennie So. WR/DB

32 Joe Barragan So. WR/DB

33 Terrence Hamilton Jr. WR/DB

34 Jordan Olvera So. WR/LB

35 James Jackson Fr. WR/DB

36 Isaiah Carter Fr. RB/LB

40 John Jordan Jr. RB/DB

41/44 Aston Strader So. WR/DB

42 Shawndale Johnson Jr. WR/DB

35 Jaquan Zeno Sr. WR/DB

45 Christian Eady Jr. WR/DB

48 Adrian May Jr. TE/LB

50 Jacob Whitley Fr. OL/DL

51 Christian Reyes Fr. OL/DL

52/60 Zerion Moses Jr. OL/DL

53 Justin Burks Jr. OL/DL

54 Brandon McKinely Sr. OL/LB

55 Marcus Saunders Sr. OL/LB

56 Malik Harris Sr. OL/DL

57 Corey Kendrick Sr. OL/DL

59 Nicklos Bancroft Fr. OL/LB

62 Wyatt Roundtree Fr. OL/LB

64 Nate White Sr. OL/DL

65 Justin Kendrick Fr. OL/DL

69 JJ Delong Jr. OL/DL

72 Karl Arvin Sr. OL/DL

74 Shawn West Fr. OL/DL

77 Fonzie Ruhland Jr. OL/DL

79 Joshua Siaosi Sr. OL/DL

80 Norman Davis So. WR/DB

81 William Burkett Sr. WR/DB

Jayvon Stewart Fr. OL/DL

Victor Zavalza Jr. WR/DB