July 14, 2006
Albany - In his just second season, Monroe coach Charles Truitt took the Tornadoes to the state playoffs.
This year, the Tornadoes have even higher goals.
Expectations at Monroe are high in coach Truitt's third season and with good reason.
13 starters are back from last season's playoff squad.
One of those returning is quarterback Shammond Stephens.
Monroe though must find someone else for Stephens to throw the football after losing his two top receivers Jimmy Johnson and Lamontray Williams to graduation.
The search for new receivers has been going all summer in Monroe's passing team and coach Truitt knows the importance of finding new targets for his quarterback if the Tornadoes are going to achieve their goals of winning city and region championships this season.
Charles Truitt said "What we are trying to do is make sure we find someone that can sort of help fill those positions because those are big voids."
Monroe opens the season September first at Terrell County.