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Cougars rebuilding on front lines

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CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Crisp County coach Tommy Walburn says the bad news is the Cougars lost 23 seniors from last year's football team.

The good news is that this year's team has 21 seniors.

One of those seniors is quarterback Chris Yowe who is back for his third season for the Cougars who made it to the state playoffs last year.

Another senior is linebacker Tommy Sanders who has committed to Central Florida.

Coach Walburn says the backfield and linebacking corps are two strengths for the Cougars this year.

The problem is the offensive line has no returning starters.

The coach says the projected starters have the ability to get the job done they just have to prove it on Friday nights.

Tommy Walburn said. "In order for us to have a good season our offensive line is going to have to gel. We are going to have some guys that don't have very much experience, I think they have got some talent, they just don't have any experience and they are going to have to come through."

Crisp County hosts Dooly County in the Watermelon Bowl Friday night at the Cougar Den.

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