Indians have no worries for young quarterback

Players learning different defensive seams during a hot practice. / Jon Benson

It has been one hot and wet summer for high school football, but for Coach Felton Williams, the Albany High School Indians are just ready to get started.

Last year, the orange and green did not have the season they hoped for, with a 2-8 overall record, but with a strong senior class, they expect a playoff run.

Coach Williams says "this is the largest group of seniors I have had since I have been at Albany High School, and I am expecting big things."

A big group indeed, 15 to be exact. The only main question going into the new season is how well the young sophomore quarterback will respond in game time situations. The young man has never taken a varsity snap until last week in a scrimmage game against Brooks County.

Coach Williams,"he is growing up on the run and learning fast."

After the scrimmage game, what impressed Coach Williams the most was how well his defense reacted to Brooks County's great offense. More specifically, the front seven.

Coach Williams,"this is one of the most athletic groups I have had on the defensive side of the ball."

This year, Williams looks to have the season he knows his team is capable of doing, and that is reaching the state playoffs. The Indians kickoff their season next week at home on Saturday August 31st against Greenville.