Worth County set to make an impact in the region

Worth County Rams at practice working on different drills to prepare for the 2014 season. / Jon Benson

The Worth County Rams football team had a couple of first last year; new head coach and a new system. As Head Coach Jason Tone enters his second season his expectations are higher than they were a year ago. Worth County had a problem giving up games late into the 3rd quarter or in the 4th, costing them a playoff chance. This is a new year and giving up games late is not the plan.

Coach Tone said, "We had a great summer with most of our kids showing up to the workouts and camps. One thing we have been working on is finishing the game. Getting the guys prepared to play all four quarters."

Heading into the new year Worth County has a small senior class with only nine seniors out on the field. The Rams offense lost both tight ends, two wide receivers, their starting quarterback, fullback, and two guards. In other words there are some holes to fill and in order to do that Coach Tone is working with the young guys to learn the fundamentals.

Coach Tone said, "We are helping these young guys focus on blocking, tackling, getting off blocks, and not missing tackles."

On the flip side for this offense, they still have four running backs who have experience last season including their leading rusher. The defense will be the Rams biggest strength for the upcoming season. The front seven looks good; there is a lot of speed and size. However they are still looking for some of their defensive line man to step up and take on that leadership role. The secondary is fast and Coach Tone feels good about the guys in deep coverage.

Worth County will have a scrimmage game next week in Tift County against the Blue Devils. The Rams will open their season against Fitzgerald on August 22nd at home.