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Fan’s guide top 5 storylines Can West Forsyth replace talent?

Replacing four players who combined for 6,741 yards and 65 touchdowns won’t be easy. The Wolverines must replace AllCounty offensive player of the year A.J. Erdely and All-County defensive player of the year, Mohamed Camara. It’ll be tough, but Hepler knows how to get a team prepared.

Can Forsyth get more than one team in the playoffs?

West should make the playoffs, but it’ll be difficult for another team to make it in. Central, Lambert, North and South combined for five region wins last season, while Pinecrest’s region has the Nos. 2- and 4-ranked teams in Class 1A.

Which new head coach will have the biggest impact?

North’s Jason Galt has the team headed in the right direction. Despite falling 21-15 to Riverwood in the scrimmage, North held the ball for over 20 minutes and led 9-7 at halftime. If the Raiders learn Galt’s Double Wing, good things should follow.

Will non-region success translate?

Last year Lambert, North, South and West were undefeated in non-region play. North and South then each lost six straight games before they played one another to end the season. The Longhorns knocked off North and South, but that was it. West’s combined nonregion teams last year went 23-13, while the rest of the county played teams that finished a combined 45-106.

How will new quarterbacks fare?

Four of the county’s teams are making transitions at arguably the most important position on the field. Pinecrest, South and West are breaking in brand new starting quarterbacks, while Lambert hands over the reins to Hayden McLeod, who got playing time last season when Brock Maxwell was injured. They have three weeks of non-region games to get ready for region play.

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Forsyth Central, 3 West Forsyth, 4 Lambert, 6 South Forsyth, 8 Pinecrest Academy, 15 North Forsyth, 18 Schedules, 21 meet the staff John McWilliams graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science in 2012. He was spoiled during his time at The Capstone with two JOHN MCWILLIAMS college football national champiSports writer onships and plans to watch the Tide claim another this season. His heart has been broken too many times by the Atlanta Braves and he is an unabashed fan of the Atlanta Hawks. McWilliams has been with the Forsyth County News for a year and has yet to find a restaurant with quality vegetables during his lunch break. Be sure to follow John on Twitter @jdmcwilliams. Brian Paglia has been at the Forsyth County News since May and has covered high school sports for six years. He previously worked at the Maryland Independent, the Clayton News BRIAN PAGLIA Daily and the Henry Daily Herald. Sports editor A Maryland native, you’ll find Paglia rooting for an Atlanta Falcons-Baltimore Ravens match-up for this season’s Super Bowl. Or a Braves-Orioles match-up in this year’s World Series (pleeeeeeease?!). Or a Wizards-Hawks meeting in the NBA Eastern Finals (right, lol, good one). Paglia graduated from Elon University in 2007 and is starting to be more and more proud of the Phoenix. Be sure to follow Brian on Twitter @BrianPaglia.

Gainesville at West Forsyth, Aug. 30

West edged Gainesville 32-30 to open the season last year, forcing quarterback Deshaun Watson into four interceptions. The Wolverines will look to fluster Watson again this season at The Den. Gainesville rebounded after the loss and finished the season with 12 wins, including a 49-13 victory over Ware County for the Class 5A state title. The Red Elephants want revenge, while West will look to prove last year’s win wasn’t a fluke.

Alpharetta at West, Sept. 20

Neither defense showed up when these two teams met last season. West outscored Alpharetta 63-42, but the game was backand-forth for the first three quarters. The Wolverines finished the game with a gaudy 597 offensive yards. Alpharetta will be led by junior Austin King, who has already received collegiate attention and will test the West defense.

Lambert at South Forsyth, Sept. 20

These two teams hate one another, and the 4.8 mile distance between the schools doesn’t help. South has never beaten Lambert and the Longhorn players are quick to remind them. Lambert topped the War Eagles 32-19 last year, but South returns senior running back Isaiah Williams and athlete Sam Walker who are ready to put a stop to the three-game losing streak.

West at South, Nov. 1

The Wolverines pounded South 56-14 last year, so you can expect the War Eagles to remember such a lopsided affair, especially on senior night. West will look to make it 2-0 over South with a similar outcome.

Forsyth Central at North Forsyth, Aug. 30

Two new coaches with two new offenses will open the season against one another. Central’s quick spread option attack vs. North’s slow ground-and-pound game. The game will serve as a litmus test to see how far these two teams have come since the spring.


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Forsyth Central’s offensive line had grown accustomed to the traditional protocol of football the past several seasons. To be honest, they had come to savor every step, going from the huddle to the line of scrimmage to the play and back again and again. Especially the

huddle and the few seconds to catch their breath before the next play. T h e n fi r s t - y e a r c o a c h S h a n e Williamson arrived and updated the protocol – the spread offense. “It’s a much faster pace,” Central senior guard Kyle Gamble said. “Things got a lot harder at practice.” “It’s boom, boom, boom, boom,” Central senior tackle Hunter Lamm said. “[The plays] never stop.” The Bulldogs embark this fall on their 12th attempt for a winning season since the last one in 2001. They’ve had close See CENTRAL | 10

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Few teams in the county return as much experience on the offensive line as Forsyth Central in Hunter Lamm (from left), David Allen, Dee Kelly, Kyle Gamble and Tyler Dalberg.

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Whale Squad could be key to playoff run Wolverines’ unit has unique chemistry By Brian Paglia

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When the Wolverines break into position groups during warm-ups on the field, John Delf, Andrew Marshall, John Salo and others surrounded Jayce Ratliff. The 6-foot-2, 310-pound senior tackle begins the type of hype session that is seemingly mandatory now: he hunches over, looks from teammate to teammate as he circles, and shouts, “Who are we?”

“Whale squad!” the linemen respond. Ratliff gets louder each time. “WHO ARE WE?” he says. “WHALE SQUAD!” they respond. Wait. The what? “We’re the Whale Squad,” Marshall said. The Whale Squad. They have their own Twitter account: @whale_squad. It has a modest 28 followers, but that’s by design. Only past and present West offensive linemen get a follow from the Whale Squad. “There’s a select few followers,” junior guard Mitch Toure said. “We don’t follow just anybody.” See WEST | 20

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There hasn’t been a Forsyth offensive line as successful as West Forsyth’s the past few years. John Salo (backrow from left), Mitch Toure, Andrew Marshall, John Delf-Montgomery, Jayce Ratliff, Will Wages (front row from left), Alan Pearson and Noah Bartholomew hope to keep it that way.

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Lambert’s offensive line of Cody Dreyer (from left), Jake Chickowski, Kevo Yeremian, Logan Wood and Sean Bailey is in the same situation as the rest of the offense — hoping new starters can step in and perform.

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Lambert’s Sean Baily is massive. The behemoth sophomore left tackle stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs an impressive 340 pounds. This season will mark the first time he’s seen significant varsity action, and the Longhorns can’t wait to unleash him. “It’s just fun [being a lineman],” Bailey said. “You get to protect the guy you’re playing for. You don’t get much credit, but you know you’re doing a good job when the guy scores.

at a glance 2012 record: 5-5, 2-5 Region 6-AAAAAA Coach: Sid Maxwell (2111 at Lambert, 122-78 overall) Last playoff appear-

ance: 2011 2012 points scored per game: 21.1 2012 points allowed per game: 23.8

“It doesn’t bother me [that] we don’t get as much [credit], just as long as we win.” Alongside him stands senior Jake Chickowski, a first-team all-county See LAMBERT | 22


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South Forsyth has a deep crop of offensive linemen that is the “strongest we’ve been since I’ve been here,” South coach Jeff Arnette said.

South hopes it has an edge War Eagles are bigger, stronger and more experienced By John McWilliams

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Few things excite Jeff Arnette more about the upcoming season than his offensive line. The fourth-year head coach has seen the linemen develop and grow throughout high school, and likes what he sees. “I really believe that one of our main strengths is our offensive line,” Arnette said. “It’s the biggest it’s been since I’ve

been here. Strongest we’ve been since I’ve been here and overall, probably as physical as it’s been since I’ve been here.” The War Eagles boast all upperclassmen, as seniors Kyle Watford, Joseph Henggeler, Davis Winkie and Ross Schaber, while juniors Caleb Lummus and Griffin Landrum round out the group. “Kyle Watford and Griffin Landrum anchor that line,” Arnette said. “They’re big boys. …Landrum probably benches 360 pounds. He’s just a big, strong one. Watford is a 500-pound squatter. I mean, he benches probably 330. They’re very strong kids, and the other ones See SOUTH | 14

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CJ Cochran Derek Woods Jacob Woodard Frantzky Thomas Patrick Little Blake Wood Ryan Hintz Hunter Stephens Jeremiah Jones Michael Branigan Anel Ramic Sabastian Legarra Aubrey Blackmon Justin Vlasz Jordan Schaller Cameron Cox Jonah Caviness Jack Longmore Robbie Repasz AJ Zlatic Sabrien Howard Ruben Aguilera Derrick Richmond Andrew Kutscera Remy Williams

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Central calls along the way, most notably a 5-5 campaign in 2008 when a winning season was resoundingly crushed on the season’s final week with a 49-0 loss to eventual state champion Tucker. More typically, the past 11 seasons – whether it was with Matt Hollis or Charles Kicker or Chris Bennett at the helm – have been the experience of this year’s offensive line: an anonymous 2-8 or 3-7 disappointment with little hope in sight. Williamson says the minute he discovered he had four returning starters on the offensive line and one experienced newcomer, he saw some hope for this season. “We felt like coming in that [the offensive line] is our strength right now,” Williamson said. “We’re blessed to have some offensive linemen. That is a blessing.” And then, upon his arrival to Central, Williamson took his blessing and ran them. “At the beginning of the year, even

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at a glance 2012 record: 2-8, 2-3 Region 7A-AAAAA Coach: Shane Williamson (0-0 at Central, 66-53-2 overall) Last playoff appear-

ance: 2001 2012 points scored per game: 24.1 2012 points allowed per game: 32.7

before conditioning started, [Williamson] was like, ‘This is going to be absolutely different from what you guys have run,’” Lamm recalled. “It’s going to be non-stop, hard work every day all day.” The unit consists of junior David Allen at right guard, junior Tyler Dalberg at left tackle, senior Kyle Gamble at left guard, senior Dee Kelly at center and senior Hunter Lamm at right tackle. Allen, Gamble, Kelly and Lamm started last season; Dalberg got See CENTRAL | 11

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Central plenty of experience himself. They worked all offseason to grasp Williamson’s schemes that will be directed by senior Michael Branigan at quarterback and certainly feature returning all-county senior wide receiver Jeremiah Jones more frequently. They performed drill after drill and ran play after play at a pace that was inconceivable last season when the Bulldogs ran the Wing-T. “You definitely had to get used to it,” Kelly said. “It was a lot different just going back to back to back instead of having time in the huddle.” Thing is, Central’s offense might not have been the problem last year. Sure, the Bulldogs went 2-8 for the second straight season, but they averaged 313.3 yards and 24.1 points per game, the fifth-best total in school history. The defense, however, allowed 32.7 points per game, including five games of at least 40 points. No matter; Williamson’s overhauling that side too. Back to the offense, and in the trenches particularly, where Gamble, Lamm and Co. believe they have the biggest impact on whether Central’s hiatus of success ends. “Michael needs to do a lot of reading,” Gamble said, “so if we’re not blocking the right guys he can’t make the right read and every play’s messed up.” “It’s our responsibility to open that hole for the running back so they can go celebrate,” Lamm said. “In the past, it wasn’t like that. It was all running

backs. Now, the recognition is starting to come on the line.” Indeed, Williamson has increased the emphasis on the offensive line. He can’t help it, really. He began his high school career as an offensive line coach. Everywhere he’s gone – including head coaching stints at Toombs County (2008-12) and Swainsboro (2002-07) – Williamson has had two offensive line coaches on staff. This year, it’s Greg Busby and Greg Dirst. “I feel that’s the most important position,” Williamson said. “They’re able to work with them constantly. … It’s hard for one guy to sit there and look at seven guys. That’s going to pay dividends, because we’re able to have two quality coaches who’ve coached offensive line a long time.” But, inevitably, part of the growing process for this group came off the field, at Rooster’s Café. The restaurant is a popular site for offensive linemen in the county. They go on Wednesdays when it’s $12.99 for all-you-can-eat wings and eat and joke and eat some more. Gamble found his limit was 55 wings in one sitting, Kelly 70 and Lamm 109. “The most I’ve seen is 115,” Allen said. This group has needed those “wing nights.” Playing football for Central hasn’t been good for team morale going on 11 seasons now. “Even our own school hates our team,” Gamble said. Which gives this veteran group a clear mission going into the 2013 season. “Shock the county is what we need to do,” Kelly said. “We want to make a change. Our senior class wants to leave with our legacy being changing it and starting to turn the program around.” Forsyth Central offensive linemen block a defender during a practice.

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Manny Godswill Zackary Miller Tyler LaFlamme Parker Chambers Griffin Wilcox Dylan Chatelain Alex Barbir Samuel Walker Drew Witlas Matthew White Curtis Roach Brent Mouton Morgan White Connor Sweeney Chase McGrath Austin Tibbetts Kyle Soles Austin Ataide Thomas Oldfield Jackson Davis Logan Troye

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South [are] too.” “…We’ve got several kids coming back last year with experience. Coach [Jake] Martin is our offensive line coach and he does an unbelievable job. He gets every ounce out of those guys. Those guys really respond to him and they work well together and he’s got a way of jelling those kids. And, they’re great kids and they’re a great unit already, and we haven’t even gotten into the season.” Landrum understands that if the War Eagles are to thrive this season, it will be because of performance of the line. South senior running back Isaiah Williams gained 809 yards and scored nine touchdowns last year, but did so running behind a gritty bunch. With the amount of veteran presence on the line, Landrum is confident Williams, along with other backs, will have bigger holes to run through. “We love him and not just Isaiah, just all our running backs,” Landrum said. “We love blocking for them. We know if we make a hole, they can make a big thing happen. “I’ve been working really hard to get better; we expect big things. We’re ready. …We love run blocking and just mashing people in. It’s a lot of fun just going downhill and playing.”

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Jacob Cohen 10 Peytne Douglas 11 Matt Cira 12 Stanley Epeagba 10 Dean Carr 11 Tyler Crawford 12 Isaiah Williams 12 Robby Johnson 11 Lalow Majeed 10 Sam Slott 11 Cameron Bythewood 10 Marco Gomez 11 Dominic Rosson 10 Daniel Verdon 11 Brian Troye 12 Brett Larkin 12 Grant Umberger 10 Trey Green 10 Stephen Shea 10 Hunter Bland 12 Riley Street 11

at a glance 2012 record: 4-6, 1-6 Region 6-AAAAAA Coach: Jeff Arnette (1219 at South, 57-43-1 overall) Last playoff appear-

ance: 2010 2012 points scored per game: 23.6 2012 points allowed per game: 24.8

The entire offensive line had one of those games against North Forsyth last season in a 35-14 win to finish the year. Landrum said he could tell the defensive linemen didn’t want to take anymore punishment. “I know we ran the same play [against North] about 13 times in a row,” he said. “It’s not really their eyes, but it’s their body language. You can tell they don’t want anymore, they’re backing down. They’re not coming off the ball as hard; they’re absorbing the head shot.” Another leader on the line will be Davis Winkie, who will likely get the starting nod at center, a position he’s grown more comfortable with along with long-snapping. Winkie’s 6-foot-6, 260pound frame should clear the way for plenty of running room. “It’s not entirely new to me,” he said. “I had to perform the same duties in a

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They call themselves “The Pitbulls” and do so with pride. The Pinecrest Academy offensive linemen try to emulate their play after the fierce dog and even don a T-shirt with the word “Pitbull” scrawled across the front to remind them how to play: with toughness, sacrificing for team-

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mates and willing to do whatever it takes to win. That philosophy is the core mentality head coach Todd Winter has instilled in the Class 1A Paladins, who don’t need big linemen as much as they need linemen who can jump off the ball and block into the linebacker level. “What I expect from them is to get off the football low,” Winter said. “I expect them to get us in position to run our offense. The triple-option is not like an off-tackle power scheme. …We’re a fast offense. Getting off the football and getSee PINECREST | 16

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Pinecrest Academy head coach Todd Winter calls his offensive line of Luke del Balzo (from left), Nick Grimaldi, Matthew Walters, Gatlin Winter and Logan Stafford “The Pitbulls.”


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pinecrest academy roster 1 2 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 13 15 17 20 21 22 23

Greg Metz Sean Flannigan Addison Ehle Jake Mangan Mitchell Ojeda Andrew Wilborn Alexander Brenner Jose Medina Geon Woog Ryoo Ryan McCarthy Cristobal Uruza Christopher Birozes Aaron Bass Jacob Hanley Anthony Carco Daniel Duke

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Pinecrest ting into that second level. “The only time we need to have any power at all is with our guards and our center. We do a lot of double-teaming, but other than that, I expect those guys to get off the ball quickly to give our quarterback some clean reads on the dive read and be athletic enough to redirect linebackers who are scraping and get a hat on them.” Although Pinecrest lost three starters on the line from last year’s team, it will return junior left guard Gatlin Winter and senior right guard Nick Grimaldi. The Paladins’ strong running game helped rack up 27 points per game last season, and in large part, was due to the strength of the offensive line. “I feel right at home on the line,” Grimaldi said. “The line may not be the glamor position, but it’s definitely the most needed one and we do the dirty work for the team so that we can win. “When we layout one of the guys in the back end of the field and just destroy them and the player runs behind us and we get a touchdown, that’s probably the best moment.” Winter and Grimaldi have impressed the coaches with their desire to get s t r o n g e r, w h i l e t h e 6 - f o o t - 2 , 240-pounder Matt Walters commands a presence at the center position. “Both [Gatlin Winter and Grimaldi]

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Ford Imbornone Brendan McCarthy Seok Lee Josh Eggins Grayson Dubose Gregory Varghese John-Paul Tropea Adam Guard Carson Holler Gyu Bin Lee Gatlin Winter Matthew Walters William Brown Garrison Winter Peter Nelson Alan Yadav

at a glance 2012 record: 5-4, 4-3 Region 8-A Coach: Todd Winter (5-4 at Pinecrest, 81-91 overall) Last playoff appearance: 2009 (GISA) 2012 points scored per game: 27.1 2012 points allowed per game: 25.6

had great years in the weight room,” Todd Winter said, “so I expect both of those guys to lead a little bit more up front. Then there’s Matt Walters at center, [who is a] big, strong kid and very athletic.” Both tackles are new to the starting job this season, as Luke del Balzo will command the right tackle position, while Logan Stafford will hold anchor at left tackle. “Luke [is] a very athletic kid,” Winter said. “He has to play in space a lot, and what I mean by that is with the triple option, he has to block linebackers and sometimes even safeties, so we need some athleticism there. Logan at left tackle isn’t quite as athletic as Luke but is really going to be able to hammer down the edge…and allow us to run off tackle a little bit. And, there’s some different formations we get in that allows us to take advantage of Logan’s size and strength.”

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Regan Koehler Merrit Addison Alex Fabian Nick Grimaldi Will Brabrook Dong Hyeok Roh Brian Flanagan Conner Ettmueller Logan Stafford Luke del Balzo Jonathan Moreno Corey Downes Logan Hamilton Isaiah Fleck

Being a “pitbull” doesn’t get the same attention as many of the skill positions, but the younger Winter doesn’t mind. He’s content with his position and wouldn’t have it any other way. “I feel like it’s really the best position for me,” Gatlin Winter said. “I feel

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Raiders learn some new tricks Senior-laden group takes to power attack By Brian Paglia

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Among the several unconventional things first-year coach Jason Galt has brought to North Forsyth, none has been as uplifting – and yet challenging – to the Raiders’ offensive line as Power Hour. The exercise is not really an hour, but it’s demanding nonetheless: 11 players on offense lined up against 16 on defense. It has become a showcase for North’s new offense, the Double Wing, one on that on the surface appears to be a nostalgic scheme. Regardless, Galt used it with much success at Dutchtown from 2007 until last season. Spotting the defense five extra players, the offense doesn’t buckle. “We still get positive yardage,” guard Michael Carter said. “If we do our jobs and stay on our tracks, we can block just about anything.” That would be good news for North quarterback Harris Roberts, a senior with prototypical size and arm strength who has been battered the past two seasons. It’d also be good news for Raiders running back Jamal Davenport, a junior with prototypical linebacker size and strength who should get the bulk of North’s carries. And it could be good news for a North program trying to make the slow climb back to relevance since its last winning season in 2009. Indeed, the Raiders are hoping that this Double Wing offense is good news all around. Perhaps its methodical rushing attack to can consume more time and give a defense that allowed 30.4 points per game last season more rest. Maybe its schematic advantages can

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With Elijah Francis (back row from left), Derrick Roughton, Blake Hodges, Michael Carter, Jackson Bardall, Andrew Johnson, Jake Hubbard (front row from left), Clay Barton and Tony Hudson, North Forsyth has a veteran offensive line that’s hungry to be competitive again.

help North become competitive again after going 1-12 in region play the past two seasons. If it does, if the Double Wing is all North players believe it can be, it will be in great part because of one of the more experienced offensive lines in the county. The unit consists of five seniors – Carter (6-1, 220), center Clay Barton (5-11, 210), right tackle Blake Hodges (6-1, 195), left guard Derrick Roughton (5-11, 220) and left tackle Elijah Francis (5-11, 205). Barton, Carter and Hodges

started last season. Hodges will be a third-year starter. There is also junior Andrew Johnson (6-1, 250), a versatile player able to contribute at several spots on the line, and sophomore tackle Jackson Bardall, a behemoth at 6-3, 300 pounds who figures to see significant playing time this season. Tight ends Jake Hubbard (6-0, 180) and Tony Hudson (5-11, 170) also are See NORTH | 19

at a glance 2012 record: 3-7, 0-7 Region 6-AAAAAA Coach: Jason Galt (0-0 at North, 36-27 overall) Last playoff appearance: 2010 2012 points scored per game: 15.4 2012 points allowed per game: 30.4


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north Forsyth roster 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27

Treyson Wagner Colton Miller Eric Norton Chesley Wheeler Dakota Gottberg Noah Bieber Kansas Mullins Joseph Bailey Cory Cambell Brooks Blevins Harris Roberts Jesus Torres Kyle Stephens Brant Stark Jordan Palms Peyton Runion Jacob Bailey Justin Salerno Zachary Slaton Dallas Haynes Logan Cross Traydarius Smith Triston Campbell Othman Awad

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North involved almost exclusively as blockers, helping on double teams with a tackle or sealing the outside against defensive backs. “I’m extremely excited about this group,” Galt said. “I’ve got a group that’s strong, that’s physical and they’ve got some meanness about them. They actually want to put guys on the turf. … They have a defensive mentality playing offensive line.” And yet, when Galt first introduced this group to their new offense, they were a clumsy group. Offensive linemen lined up in 2-foot splits in the Wing-T under previous coach Blair Armstrong. They were used to having some personal space on the field. In the Double Wing, linemen are packed in at the line of scrimmage with their feet touching. The first the group ran a play during spring practice they were falling all over each other. “That’s why we all got ankle braces this year,” Barton said. “I actually turned my ankle a couple of times in the spring. It’s a lot more people falling on each

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Tomasz Kowalski Dakota Brown Jacob Hubbard Ryan Russomanno Jacob Whitten Lucas Slaton Jamal Davenport Cody Dwyer Steven Leventhal Christopher Steele Mason Haithcock Jonathan Kennedy Jerret Paige Steven Elliott Andrew Meeks Shane Pierce Mason Quarles Payton Holbrooks Joshua Petz Sean Ludwick Parker Enright Lenny Bishop Seth Collett Blake Hodges

other.” Gradually, they improved and began to see that the offense was more than just a mass of bodies falling on the ground. “People think it’s just a scrum, but it’s not,” Galt said. “There’s a lot of coaching that goes into it.” Soon the advantages became clear. Galt and offensive line coach Scott Williams taught the linemen how to block primarily with the largest surface area of their body (shoulders) instead of the smallest (hands) like many linemen do in contemporary offenses. With the line packed in, guards don’t have as far to pull. Barton’s only responsibilities at center became snapping the ball and then stepping left or right to block his man instead of pulling like in other offenses. Trepidation eventually gave way to full-scale optimism. “I thought we were just going to run the ball over and over again,” Hodges said, “and we’re going to get so predictable. But after seeing what it can do …” Hodge trailed off, but each player knew where he was going. They hope their new enigmatic offense gives North the element of surprise this season. “No one runs this offense,” Hodges said. “They’ve never seen this before.”

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Chatham Brooks Carson Papp Elijah Francis Michael Carter Jesse Schneider Cody Cagle Andrew Johnson Clayton Barton Cameron Collins Derrick Roughton Nicholas Kupersavage William Andrews Jackson Bardall Caleb Byrd Tyler Ellis Alex Zimmerman Anthony Hudson Mathew Cianciolo Mathew Shirley Colton Turner Cedric Dorsey Brinley Rhys

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West Forsyth roster 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Nathan Schmitz Kendall Phillips Dillon Coats Austin McEwen Justin Rosenblum Hampton McConnell Ryan Guthrie Jordan Harris Hunter Bradbury Austin Reid John Conway Timmy Hartshorn Cody Hendrix Ryan Daly Jacob Grimstead Nick Walker Drew Wesolowski Jed Martin Trevor O’Brien Grant Anderskow Cole Staton Matt Lyon Jacob Allen David West Luke Lingo Spencer Warneke Alex Funderburk Harrison Bond

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West They have their own talisman: a white pottery whale “borrowed” from the school’s art department. On it are written the initials and graduation year of every offensive lineman to come through the program. They hold it in that pre-game huddle on the field. It stays with West coaches in the press box during the game. The only game the Wolverines neglected to bring the whale l a s t s e a s o n t h ey l o s t 2 9 - 2 8 t o Chattahoochee. “It curls up and has this curly tail,” junior guard Alan Pearson said. “It’s got a Sharpie smile.” They also have some unique challenges this season. There is the reputation West has now built after becoming the first Forsyth County team ever with back-to-back seasons of at least 10 wins. Can they maintain it? There are the question marks of how well the Wolverines will replace their

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Jared Forstman Jacob Holcombe Ashton Ciunowicz Kwon Miller Sam Thomas Gabe Pierce Austin Cook Clint Hall Preston Sanders Justin Pratley Luke Johnson Alex Coburn Mason Bond Austin Sanders Hunter Stewart Alex Eskew Brett Anderson Sergi Bowen Cody Branch D.J. Hole Will Wages Franky Buenesada Andrew Marshall Will Salisbury Travis Baugus Evan Echols Austin Roper Travor Curtis

quarterback (A.J. Erdely), leading rusher and receiver (Jake Wieczorek) and two offensive linemen who were a part of the highest scoring offense in county history. Are replacements ready? And there are the schematic changes West has implemented on offense this offseason. Can they be effective? Many of those answers lie in how well this Whale Squad in 2013 can perform. “It all starts up front,” West coach Frank Hepler said. “If you look at our program, if we’ve done well it’s because of the lines. We’ve gone far because of both sides of the line.” The Wolverines have a solid core of returning starters in Marshall, Ratliff and Salo. Marshall (6-5, 270) is one of the top centers in the country, a threestar recruit according to 247Sports with 10 scholarship offers. Ratliff (6-2, 310) is a third-year starter at left tackle and has interest from Kennesaw State and Mercer. Salo (6-1, 265) is a second-year starter at right tackle. Mitch Toure and Will Wages are the newcomers, and both took circuitous routes to their starter status. Wage (6-0, 225) was a linebacker as a

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John Salo Alan Pearson Noah Bartholomew Tyler Mallon Jake Smith Dustin Bean Collin McClain Matt McIntire Carson Adams Mitch Toure Grant Sadler Cade Park John Delf-Montgomery Jayce Ratliff Jon Trybala Tyler Caudle Matt Mann Kyran Ochocki Will Wyman Josh Davis Tyler Griffith Ryan Miller Garrett Broxson Doug Wells Daniel Kirby Max Davis Gage Franta Darryl Armstrong

at a glance 2012 record: 10-2, 6-1 Region 6-AAAAAA Coach: Frank Hepler (4214 at West, 177-49 overall) Last playoff appear-

ance: 2012 2012 points scored per game: 40.3 2012 points allowed per game: 20.9

junior last season after playing guard in ninth and 10th grade. Feeling the urgency of his senior season, he came to Hepler in the offseason with a promise: He would make every strength and conditioning session and every team meeting. He would play wherever the team needed him most. He just wanted to play. “He really put a little extra in,” Hepler said, “and he’s proven to be the better guy [at guard]. He’s a good success story. You like to see that.” Toure also started out in West’s pro-

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gram on defense in ninth grade but was converted to offense last season. Then he grew. At 6-2, 225 pounds, the junior guard quickly caught the eye of the West coaching staff and a few others. “A lot of colleges when they came in this spring picked him out right away,” Hepler said. “They were all here to look at Andrew and Jayce, but as they watched they also liked Mitch. … He’s exciting to watch right now.” Pearson (6-0, 235), senior John Delf (6-5, 260) and senior Noah Bartholomew provide depth for West. Over the offseason, Hepler and his staff did some research. They visited Alabama, Jacksonville State and Middle Tennessee’s football programs. They watched practices, looked at film and talked with their coaching staffs about blocking schemes. At the end of the process, Hepler and his staff returned to West. Around January, they told the offensive line some things were changing. The offensive line and coaches met in a classroom after school to learn the new plays, rules See WEST | 21


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Schedules

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West

forsyth central Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4

at North Forsyth South Forsyth at Dawson County at Sprayberry North Springs

Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

lambert at Cambridge Sequoyah Creekview at Northview Region play-in

north forsyth Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27

Forsyth Central Dawson County at Cherokee at Chattahoochee Lambert

at Northview at Forsyth Central Cambridge Lambert at Alpharetta

Etowah at Roswell Northview at South Forsyth at North Forsyth

Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

Centennial Johns Creek at Alpharetta Chattahoochee at West Forsyth

pinecrest academy Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

Alpharetta at West Forsyth Centennial at Johns Creek South Forsyth

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27

at King’s Ridge at Cross Keys Mt. Vernon at Lakeview Hebron Christian

Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

at Athens Academy at George Walton Athens Christian at Prince Avenue Commerce

Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

at Johns Creek North Forsyth Chattahoochee at South Forsyth Lambert

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south forsyth Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27

Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

at Chattahoochee Centennial Johns Creek West Forsyth at North Forsyth

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27

Gainesville at Flowery Branch at Starr’s Mill Alpharetta at Centennial

and terminology up until spring practice. New plays, new terminology, new offensive linemen – it was overwhelming, players said. “At the beginning it was,” Ratliff said. “Just new schemes, and then we knew we had to replace people,” Marshall said. “So we had to catch people up to what the schemes were.” West hopes they’re all caught up by the Wolverines’ season-opener against defending Class 5A champions Gainesville. “As a coach, you’re sometimes concerned because you don’t always know what you’re going to get from a kid who hasn’t been a full-time starter,” Hepler said. “But at the same time, I’m confident. They’re ready to step in.”

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lambert roster 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Kameron Pickett 10 Justyn Jean-Felix 10 Brandon Miller 12 Devan Johnson 11 Jordyn Jean-Felix 12 Tanner Hall 10 Jake Carlson 12 Dexter Thomas 12 Brayden Whitford 12 Reid Martin 9 Tucker Maxwell 10 Hayden McLeod 12 Sum Sung 12 Jarrrett Wright 10 Zach Matthews 12 Sam Fleming 10 Skip Sleister 12 Austin Shumake 12 Drew Cole 11 Chad Conner 11 Houston Earnest 11 Patrick Noble 11 Jeremy Johnson 11 Evan Lamb 11 Nick Parham 12 Trey Arnold 10 Will Dunavant 11 Brian Wright 9 Bailey Baker 10 Adison Schimmelpfennig 12 Fred Palmer 10

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Lambert selection, and Kevo Yeremian, secondteam all-county, while sophomore Preston Bacik rounds out the group. The Longhorns will have a tough task in replacing standout Gantt Bauer, who graduated during the spring. Bauer was a force on the line, as he graded out at 92 percent and earned first-team all-county honors last season. “This year we’ve got some good leadership with a couple of seniors and then we’ve got some young guys about to step up to the challenge,” head coach Sid Maxwell said. “We’re replacing about half the line from last year, and obviously being the head coach, they’re two specific groups that I feel like are vital for your success. That’s on defense with a defensive secondary and then on offense with your offensive line. “If you have a good offensive line, then you’ve got an opportunity to have success, no matter what scheme you’re running, so that’s really the cornerstone

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Dylan Sapp Josiah Rodriguez Hunter Shepherd Luke St. Laurent Brendan Duer Jake Stanford Connor McCann Jack Rampley Jeremy Olson CJ Nassaur Mac Redmond Theiss Sagues Bryson Whitford Kyle Conner Chris Laye Dillon Alexander Bobby Jiles Anthony Ratliff Cody Dreyer Jack Carmichael Walker Nunes Preston Bacik Logan Wood Cliff Snyder Nick Topper Nicholas Nieuwhof Jake Henderson Matt Corley Zac Benton Jason Regulski Jeremy Zimmerman Grant Weitzer Jake Chickowski

of what we’re trying to do, so we put a lot of emphasis on that.” After making the playoffs for consecutive years, Lambert failed to reach the postseason for the first time since playing a varsity schedule in 2010. However, Yeremian thinks with another year of experience at the center position and a strong fall camp, the Longhorns won’t have to wait much longer for a playoff berth. “It’s a lot of responsibility [at center],” Yeremian said. “The first time I ever played center really was last year, but coach came up to me [and] said I’ve got the intelligence to do it and trusts me 100 percent with carrying the line.” Unlike some teams that stick with their starting five throughout most of the game, Maxwell said he tries to use an abundance of linemen to keep players fresh and to promote healthy competition within his team. “We try to use 8-10 linemen, hopefully, to get to the season and develop, so we keep them fresh, plus you get the competition; it keeps them from getting complacent,” he said.

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Trey LeBlanc Logan White Parker Bock Ben Crawford Hunter Hastings David Plante Zach Barnwell Sean Bailey Sean Courtney Sako Yeremian Jack Heustess Kevo Yeremian Brandon Hardee Peyton Bouhan Connor Lokey Ryan Smeelie Stephen Martore Dev Mandavia Brett Kunich Kyle Maddock Christian Evans Ford Hirsch Jordan Stein Trevor Nunes Clark Minor Matthew Blevens Chris Clements Chanlor Lunsford Bo Kim Trey Ferro Will Shy Parker Allen

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