Trojans feature potent offensive attack

Published 8:03 am Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Lee County High School Trojans will feature a potent offensive attack, when they take on the Bainbridge High School Bearcats in an important Region 1-AAAAA regular-season-ending football game Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Field.

The game, which is the Bearcats’ annual homecoming game, will determine third and fourth place in the region, and the State Class AAAAA playoff seedings.

While the Trojans feature a strong passing attack, their running attack is also among the most potent in the region. They feature two of the region’s top six players, in total offensive yardage.

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Senior Stephen Collier is first in the region in offensive yardage, with 433 yards rushing and 1,250 yards passing, and senior Kenneth Hurley is sixth with 1,083 yards rushing.

”Lee County can move the ball on the ground or through the air with equal efficiency,” Bainbridge head coach Ed Pilcher said. “They have a lot of good skill people, and you can not key on just one thing.

“With so much on the line Friday night, both teams will be fired up and ready.

“We need a good crowd to come out and cheer our young men on. I was a little disappointed with the size of the crowd for our game last Friday night against Dothan, but I realize the fair was going on.”

Defensively, the Trojans, who will line up in a six-man front, are led by junior Quan Johnson. Johnson is third in the region in total tackles with 76 — 44 solo and 32 assisted.

Like the Bearcats, the Trojans lost close games to Harris County and Thomas County Central. Lee County fell to Central, 41-35, and lost to Harris County, 35-31. Bainbridge lost to Central, 17-14, and lost to Harris County, 21-17.