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Rams want return to glory days

August 12,2002

At a time when most coaches his age are looking towards retirement, Worth County's Harold Brantley feels re-born in his first head coaching job.

 Coach Harold Brantley said "It has kind of re-lit the fire under me against 27,28 years of coaching. I feel brand new myself and these kids have made that possible.

Brantley's hiring also has re-kindled the football fire in Worth County fans.

 Brantley is the fourth head coach at Worth County since Milt Miller left Sylvester for Lowndes High in 1992 and the third in the last five years.

Brantley and Worth County fans are both hoping their new coach will be around for a long time.

 Coach Brantley said "This is not a one year deal or a two year deal. We pl.an on getting back where we ought to be."

Brantley says it will take time for his young football team to grow into a championship contender. The Rams have just one senior on offense but sophomore Zach Whitman has shown alot of promise at quarterback as has running back Cody Royster.

On defense, linebacker Jermaine Williams and cornerback Ken Smith are both all-star candidates.

Coinciding with the return of Harold Brantley, is the return to region 1-AAA where only five teams will battle for four state playoff spots.

Brantley said "It is a tough region even though you are moving down. It is going to be tough every week, every week."

 Harold Brantley's first game at Worth County will be no picnic since the Rams will host now former region rival Dougherty on September 6th.

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