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Monroe, Albany High football teams honored

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County school board honored two high school football teams for their work on the gridiron.


Monroe and Albany High football teams were honored with the City of Champions breakfast this morning.

The Tornadoes posted a 7-4 record and made it to the state playoffs losing a tough game at Jackson.

Albany High is honored not because they 0-10 this season.

The Indian players and coaches were recognized for their positive effort and hustle in a very adverse situation.

Their head coach Reginald Mitchell left to take the Sherwood Christian job in June.

After that several of the top players transferred to private schools with most following Mitchell to SCA.

Albany High interim head coach Felton Williams said. "This is just recognition for the dedication of these young men. their dedication and hard work to get better during the football season from the academic point as well as on the field."

Monroe head coach Charles Truitt said. "It is an opportunity for us to come together with the school system and for them to sponsor us and to support us on the season. Look forward to being able to do something like this and it is a big plus for our kids to be able to join in this type of celebration."

Dougherty County School System athletic director Johnny Seabrooks is planning to have new head coaching candidates ready for recommendation at next Monday's school board meeting.

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