Baconton takes on a new challenge

Photo Credit: Pat Moroney

This is what everybody wanted at Baconton Charter.

Four years ago, the school fielded a varsity football team for the first time. This year, they'll be competing in 1-A Region 1, against Mitchell County, Terrell County, and others.

"The challenges are many," said third year head coach Johnny Hayes. "As a team, as a coaching staff, as a school, we've accepted that challenge."

The Blazers will be led by eleven seniors. Hayes said they'll count on many of those upperclassmen to play both ways.

They won't have as much team speed as most of the teams they'll play, but they still plan on succeeding this season in Baconton.

"We're going to have to win with fundamentals, good technique, effort and discipline," Hayes said.