August 21, 2008
Bainbridge - Bainbridge High head coach Ed Pilcher doesn't have a lot of returning starters.
One player he is glad is back for the Bearcats is receiver Melzie Johnson.
Johnson is the third member of the WALB Terific Ten.
Johnson caught 28 passes for more than 600 yards and five touchdowns last season.
Even in the coach Pilcher's new veer offense, the Bearcats are going to get the football to a player who has found his home at wide receiver.
Melzie Johnson said "Starting off in middle school they were just throwing me around seeing what I am good at. Finally in my eighth grade season they saw I was a pretty decent receiver. Ever since then that is where I have been playing."
Melzie Johnson has not decided on a college but is getting interest from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Central Florida and UAB.
Melzie Johnson and Bainbridge open the season Saturday night at home against Cairo at 7:30 p.m. .
Read more about Melzie Johnson and the other WALB Terrific Ten in our High School Football magazine will be available next week.