Tift County High School - Blue Devils
Head Coach: Jay Walls
Principal: Craig Matthews
2008 Record: 8-4
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
Att. Comp/Yards: 231/120/1,502
Total Touchdowns: 21
Total Tackles: 115
Total Interceptions: Tied 2 each
OL: Lawrence Cooper 5'11" 220lbs
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
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.