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Braves hearing good things in community begins his second year in charge of Tishomingo County’s offense. “His maturity level has really grown and he’s learned the game,” Jones said. “He’s going to pound the ball and he’s going to be able throw the ball and make the right reads.” Channing Holland will anchor a senior-laden offensive line at guard.

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Part of Lanny Jones’s job when taking over the Tishomingo County football program was to change the mindset of not only his players but of the surroundJones ing communities as well. With one season in the books, Jones feels a significant dent has been made. “We’re to the point now where we feel like when things are FAST FACTS being talked about TC when you Division: 1-4A go out in the community, it’s not 2011 record: 2-9, 0-5 division (no negative anymore,” he said. “It’s playoffs) not about how bad we were and Coach: Lanny Jones (2nd year) how bad the season’s going to be, it’s kinda reversed.” PLAYERS TO WATCH That reversal of attitude transChanning Holland, Sr., OG/DL lates to higher expectations for Leader on both sides of the line, has the Braves with a majority of 73 tackles over the past 2 seasons. starters returning from last Kyle Wood, Sr., WR/CB year’s two-win season. Multi-threat player who will also serve as the kick-return specialist. OFFENSE Chandler Dexter, Sr., TE/DE For the second year in a row, Jones Caught 16 passes for 333 yards as a will rely heavily on the skill positions to junior, the most of any returning make big plays. Braves player. Kyle Wood, Brannon Gamble, Gable

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Depth will not be an issue for Tishomingo County on the defensive side. Holland at tackle and Wood at cornerback are the only starters playing on both sides of the ball. The linebackers will be one of the quicker positions on the field for the LAURA ORR | SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL Braves. Jones is confident Austin MarBlake Hawkins will be back at lin, Joseph Flanagan, Trevor Hawkins quarterback after taking over and Jackson Haines can handle both midway through last season. spread and running oriented offenses. Butler and Chandler Dexter give Tishomingo County four separate threats at receiver. Dexter will line up as the tight end. Blake Hawkins took over as starting quarterback halfway through his freshman season. Jones feels that experience can only help Hawkins as he

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Wood will take over punting duties from Butler, who will maintain his role as placekicker. Jones said he would trust Butler’s leg from a range of 40 yards on a field goal attempt. Butler, Gamble, and Wood will rotate out as kick returners.

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SCHEDULE

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SCOUTING REPORT

Tishomingo County will begin its season against a Dandy Dozen (Byhalia OL Davion Johnson) and end versus another Dandy Dozen (Itawamba AHS ATH Ashton Shumpert) . … Also on the schedule is a Week 6 visit to Choctawhatchee High in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. “I want to create that experience for some kids that you’ll never get again,” said Braves coach Lanny Jones . … The Braves are looking to end a 17-game division losing streak.

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