August 5, 2005
Leesburg - One team with big expectations in our area this coming football season is the Lee County Trojans.
The Trojans have experience not only on the field but also with their coaching staff.
The Lee County Trojans spent last year learning the system of new head coach David Johnson. Now they are ready to put that system in action.
David Johnson said "They know the system offensively and defensively and now it just putting the puzzle together."
And Lee County has plenty of players returning. Ten starters are back on offense and eight are back on defense.
The one player that everyone is talking about is quarterback D'Vontrey Richardson who like his idol Michael Vick wants to show everyone he can throw just as well as he can run.
Richardson "This year I was going to try to sit back in the pocket and show my arm a little bit."
Richardson is not a one man show with backs Ryan Faircloth and Joey Harris back along with a deep receiving corps.
The key to the offense is the guys on the line.
Johnson said "If is not for them and D'Vontrey knows that then he would not be able to do the things he does."
The defense will be strong up front with Mike Daniels Jim Morrell and Brandon Kaiser but there are some positions that need addressing even with eight returning starters.
Johnson said "We have some linebackers have to step up and some secondary that need to step up."
Expectations are high but David Johnson is counting on the leadership of a strong senior class. Lee County opens the season against Worth County on August 19th.