August 12, 2005
Sylvester - The Worth County Rams entering their fourth season under head coach Harold Brantley.
Brantley believes a seasoned offensive line will help his team do something it couldn't do last year, win in the fourth quarter.
Brantley says the worst part of the 2004 season was watching it on video afterwards and seeing how close 4-6 could have been 6-4 or even better.
Harold Brantley said "We were in nine ballgames last year somewhere in the third quarter tied or ahead and didn't win but four of them."
The solution to the Rams fourth quarter woes this season could be an offensive line that returns intact-including the tight end.
Brantley added "It makes that quarterback feel pretty good if he is not running for us life every breath. We feel like we can open up some holes and control the football on the ground and throw it when we need to and these other guys have a little time to mature around them."
Clayton Edwards is the quarterback who is glad to have the protection from the big guys up front who will also provide plenty of lanes for running backs Jermaine Foster and Antonio Moore.
Worth County will need their offense early since the defense returns just one starter.
Brantley said "We have got a lot of fast kids that are working hard there we just have to give them time to mature a little with our offense"
The defense will have to mature quickly with a schedule that includes Colquitt County, Tift County and their five region opponents.
Brantley "You have got to be there to win some of them and then you have to win some to have the confidence that you are going to do it every time."
Worth County opens the season at home against Lee County.