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      New coach, same winning attitude for Irwin County football

      Irwin County lost in last season TMs 1-A state semifinals by one point. Now they TMre trying to get over that hump with a new man in charge.Buddy Nobles is at the helm with Jon Lindsey moving on to the Cook Hornets. Nobles has plenty of high school coaching experience in Florida and Georgia.

      He TMs not inheriting a rebuilding project.

      We TMve got a lot of the team back from last year, Nobles said.

      There isn TMt much of a transition in terms of scheme, either. The Indians will run the same Wing-T offense, just with more attempts to air it out. They TMre small but fast on defense, which is no different than a year ago.

      We TMre fired up about this season, said senior Jakyron Young. Hopefully we can just go out there and do what we TMre supposed to do.

      The December loss to Charlton County still stings, and the new coach won TMt let them forget it anytime soon.

      I do bring that up to the kids, Nobles said. I say they took your trip to the dome.

      Irwin will have two scrimmages before opening the season against Early County on August 22nd.