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Trojans get physical

August 8, 2003

Leesburg, GA.-- The Lee County Trojans are in the middle of a youth movement. Despite twelve returning starters to this year's team, the Trojans will be one of the youngest teams around with as many as thirteen sophomores figured to start on both sides of the ball.

"That doesn't bother me. Those are the kids that we feel like are the kids that have worked and those are the ones that are our best football players. And if that's where we are then that's where we are," head coach Frank Vohun said.

And when Vohun needs some senior leadership to pick up the younger guys, he looks no further than Jason McLeod and Lewis Brooks, two anchors on the offensive and defensive lines.

"Our slogan this year is new attitude. And we're just trying to come together and we've had a good summer in the weight room, and we're just really coming together," senior center Jason McLeod said.

"Everybody wants to win and we're all on the same page and we're just all working towards that one goal and that's to be a winning football team," senior guard Lewis Brooks said.

Sophomore Devontre Robinson will start under center this year, with another sophomore, Lavelle Parker as his main target in the Wing-T offense.

But the Trojans believe that they make up for their lack of experience with their physical style of play. An attitude that started right after the final horn sounded on the 2002 season.

"Last year when we got beat at Lowndes county in our last ball game, when that ball game was over the first thing we started doing was right then talking about winning football games and we gotta get in the weight room because we've got to become more and more physical each year," Vohun said.

And Vohun believes that by being stronger then their opponents, the Trojans could make some noise in what will be their last year in region 1-5A. "It would be nice to do some things in our region that we've never done before and that would give us a great feeling when we leave this region and go into the next region."

Before they can do that however, they have to get through a tough non-region schedule that kicks off September 5th against Americus.

Posted by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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