Lindsey leaves Irwin County in a good place

Irwin County football has built plenty of momentum over the past three years.

The Indians won three games in 2011, seven in 2012, and ten in 2013 before making a run all the way to the state semifinals. The success made head coach Jon Lindsey a hot commodity on the gridiron in South Georgia.

Lindsey announced earlier this week that he has taken the head job at Cook High School, replacing Ken Cofer.

Lindsey, who served as a Camden County assistant before becoming a head coach, is inheriting a storied program in Adel. The Hornets have made the postseason every year since 2000.

"Cook's got a long tradition of being good in football," Lindsey said when asked about what appealed to him at Cook. "Just felt like it was something I'd like to pursue."

The Hornets will move up to 3-A in football next season.

In Ocilla, Irwin County has barely begun the process of searching for a replacement. But Lindsey is confident that the next coach will be walking into a good situation.

"It's in good shape," Lindsey said of the program. "It's a wide open job and I think they'll be able to find a quality coach that can continue on and take it on to the next level."

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