Tift County High Football

Tift County High School   - Blue Devils
Tifton, GA

Region:   1-AAAAA

Head Coach:  Jay Walls

Principal:  Craig Matthews

2008 Record:  8-4

2009 Record-





Aug 28 Roswell



Sep 04 Brooks County



Sep 11 Cook



Sep 18 Warner Robins



Sep 25 Lowndes



Oct 02 Houston County



Oct 09 Colquitt County



Oct 23 Northside, Warner Robins



Oct 30 Valdosta



Nov 06 Coffee





2008 Stats:

Leading Rusher:               Stevan Toomer

Leading Passer:                Malcolm Dixon

Leading Receiver:            Jared Davis

Leading TD Scorer:           Malcolm Dixon

Leading Tackler:               Shayon Green

Interceptions Leader:      Micah McCant Kenn

Carries/Yards:                  159/787

Att. Comp/Yards:             231/120/1,502

Receptions/Yards:           32/497

Total Touchdowns:          21

Total Tackles:                  115

Total Interceptions:        Tied 2 each

Returning Starters:

OL:         Lawrence Cooper            5'11"      220lbs

College Prospects:

QB:                         Malcolm Dixon                  6'2"        180lbs
WR:                        Jarrod Bateman               6'3"        190lbs
CB/RB/WR:         Micah McCant                       5'7"        165lbs
OL:                         Dylan Gray                       6'1"        240lbs
DE:                         Justin Hasty                     6'1"        195lbs
RB:                         Jakiel McCray                   5'9"        170lbs
DE/DT/OL:           A'Kail Parker                        6'            210lbs
WR:                        Sy Crumley                      6'2"        175lbs
OL:                         Ryan Popp                       6'1"        280lbs

September 10, 2009

Tifton - Tift County coach Jay Walls is naturally not happy with the Blue Devils 0-2 start.

The Blue Devils want to end the slide when they host Cook High.

It is the final game before Tift County opens region play next week.

Coach Walls remembers last year when the Blue Devils bounced back from a loss to AA Brooks County and beat Cook High and then Warner Robins in the region opener.

He is counting on history to repeat itself this year and believes his team has gotten better in the last two weeks.

Jay Walls said. "We have started working a little better against Brooks County. We have done the same thing this week. We think we are getting on track. We just have to go out and play some good football Friday night."

The Tift County-Cook game starts at 8:00 p.m. Friday night in Tifton.



Tift County head football coach Jay Walls is hoping to lead the Blue Devils to the playoffs for a fifth straight season.

It won't be an easy task with only five starters returning from last year's team.

Quarterback Malcom Dixon returns for his senior season and will be protected by three returning linemen in Lawrence Cooper, Ryan Pupp, and Dylan Gray.

On defense only one starter returns in corner Micah McCant.

Coach Walls says the inexpierience doesn't change the goals for his team.

"Our goal is to win the region and then from there win in the playoffs and then we certainly want to strive to win the state championship. We work hard year round" said Walls.

The key for the Blue Devils will be getting production from inexpeirienced players.

I think offensively with the guys we've got coming back and some of the new guys coming up I think we can be successful. Defensively we've got to have some young guys overcome inexperience and step up to the plate so to speak" said Walls.

Tift County will visit Ware County Friday night for a scrimmage before opening up the season at Roswell on August 28th.