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New Albany High coach faces challenge of lost players

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany High's Felton Williams is no longer the unofficial head coach of the Indians football team.

Williams has the job for the 2009 season and hopes to show he is worthy of the position beyond this year.

Felton Williams played at Albany High some two decades ago and has been an assistant for the past ten years.

Williams appointment as interim head coach should help the Indians after Reginald Mitchell left last month.

The big problem for Williams is that four Albany High players including star running back Dontavious Brown have followed Mitchell to Sherwood Christian Academy.

The Indians have also lost brothers Reggie and Trent Brown who have transferred to Deerfield-Windsor.

Even with losing four returning starters and two players projected to start this season, Williams believes the depth is there for the Indians to be competitive in region 1-AA.

Felton Williams said. "You kind of move on with what you have. There have been a lot of kids step up and pick up the slack in that area. Overall, I think the kids have made the adjustment. It has been a tough adjustment. They have kind of made that adjustment and are moving on."

Albany High opens the 2009 season at home on August 29th against Miller County.

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