Turner County Football Rebuilds

The Turner County Rebels make their way to the field for opening kickoff last season. / Jon Benson

Last year the Turner County Rebel's football team had three games where they loss by three points or few and finished the season 4-7 overall. The Rebels had a tough year, and the hits kept coming when the offseason approached when they loss 15 seniors. For Turner County, that is the bad news. Second year head coach John Gamble knew the impact it made losing all 15 guys.

Coach Gamble said, "We loss all starting linebackers, our leading wide out, leading rusher, our quarterback, and most of our defensive and offensive lineman."

After losing all of the seniors Coach Gamble went to work. During the offseason the Rebels for the first time have a facility where the team can work out together and call their own; a weight room. Then Coach Gamble went out and got a new defensive coordinator, a new offensive coordinator, and a new offensive line coach.

After hiring new faces for the sidelines Coach Gamble and his staff sat down and looked at who they have out on the field. This Turner County team is young and they are hungry for a winning season with a playoff appearance.

Coach Gamble said, "We have a very small senior class, but we have a large junior and sophomore class and I am excited about what the future holds for this team."

Turner County will open up their season on what is known as week "zero" and play against Terrell County on August 22.