Coffee County Football feels better about new offense

Coffee County Trojans break it down before the scrimmage game. / Jon Benson

Last year the Coffee County Trojans football team installed a new offensive style. For Head Coach Robby Pruitt the change was a learning experience. Coach Pruitt for nearly 30 years has been running the Wing-T style of offense, but now the Trojans run the spread. The spread offense gives Coffee County a chance to use the speed they have and the duel quarterback system they like.

Coach Pruitt said, "We have two guys at quarterback that rotate, one of them is a senior and the other is sophomore who got a lot of playing time as a freshman last year."

The senior Tyree Paulk is the starter at quarterback who broke the passing touchdown's record last season by competing 24 touchdown passes. The sophomore Jeremiah Ashley got in a lot of reps last year as a freshman and his speed allows him to also play wide receiver. On the O-line they have three returning starters including senior right tackle, Cole Minshew who has already verbally committed to Florida State.

Coach Pruitt said, "We feel really good on offense, with six or seven returning starters on that side of the ball I feel confident we can put points on the board."

On the defensive side of the ball the Trojans took a big hit from graduation. There are a lot of new faces in the front seven, with no seniors on the D-line. The only real experience comes from senior Safety Brant Garrett who led the team in tackles last season. They also have Jalen Wilkerson who plays both offense and defense who has also verbally committed to Florida State.

Coffee County will host a scrimmage game against Colquitt County on August 14th. The Trojans open the regular season on the 23rd against North Oconee at home for the 3rd Annual Erk Russell Classic at 5PM.

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