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Indians ready to take next step

August 22, 2003

 Albany- The Albany High Indians look to take that next step towards being a championship team.

The Tribe is coming off their second straight winning season where they made it to the second round of the state playoffs.

The Albany High Indians have been walking proudly after back to back winning seasons.

This year, the Indians are proudly walking out of a brand new field house onto their brand new practice field.

Coach Scott Horton said "It is a beautiful facility and we are enjoying it and we appreciate it from the Dougherty County taxpayers."

It is not how nice your practice field looks but how much you get accomplished on it.

 The Indians are working very hard for what they hope will be their third straight winning season. The foundation for the tribe will be veteran offensive line that returns Chartavious Jones, Milton Williams and Theo Burns.

Running backs Qwantrell Sanders and McKenzie Bassette are back and Clifford Johnson moves from receiver to quarterback.

The Indians are hoping the experience on offense will allow a defense with a new corps of linebackers to mature.

In fact, the Indians hope they are maturing into a contender in a region that includes two of the best teams in their classification in Americus and Early County.

Coach Horton said "We have been fortunate enough to make the playoffs but we have come up the number four seed and we want to do better than that but we are getting better every year playing those guys and we are making progress and who knows maybe this will be our year to whip them."

Albany High opens the season next Friday at Miller County.

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