Monroe High Football

Monroe's streak of postseason appearances came to an end last year. The Tornadoes believe they can start a new one this season.

Monroe will have experience this season. Ten starters back on offense and eight are back on defense. Justin Pride is ready to lead the Tornado offense at quarterback.

Dominque Lumpkin is back after an injury last season and receiver-defensive end Larry Whitfield is going to be a star on both sides of the football.

Experience along will not win games in region 1-AAA but head coach Charles Truitt hopes it pays off in the second half of those key region games.

Charles Truitt said "We had a down year with injuries. All teams have injuries. We had our share of them. We are looking at getting back on that winning track. These kids are working hard. So, we feel confident we can do it."

2009 Record-

Date

Opponent 

W/L

Score

Aug 28

Kendrick

W

40-0

Sep 04

Terrell County

W

40-0

Sep 12

Glynn Academy

W

26-3

Sep 18

Crisp County

W

17-0

Sep 25

Cairo

L

10-7

Oct 02

Peach County

L

31-6

Oct 10

Dougherty

W

16-12

Oct 16

IDLE

 

 

Oct 23

Westover

W

25-0

Oct 30

Perry

W

20-14

Nov 06

Worth County

 L

23-14 

    Nov 13 Jackson       L  14-7

Monroe High School - Tornadoes
Albany, GA

Region:   1-AAA

Head Coach:  Charles Truitt

Coaching Staff:  Jesse Hunt, Billy Glanton, Travis Lockhart, Octavia Jones, Derrick Green, Clifford Wooden, William Johnson, Coleman Camp

Returning Starters:

QB:                         Justin Pride                                        6'            190lbs

RB:                         Dominique Lumpkin                      6'2"        185lbs

DE:                         Larry Whitfield                                 6'2"        215lbs

LB:                          Johnny Moore                                   6'            200lbs

C:                            Early Mumphrey                              5'11"      260lbs

LB:                          Domontrez Jones                            6'2"        215lbs

Guard:                  David Coe                                           6'2"        270lbs

Guard:                  Brandon Truitt                                  5'11"      295lbs

OT:                         Anthony Shunter                             6'4"        290lbs

OT:                         Brian Chambetlion                          6'5"        290lbs

CB:                         Vernedrick Randle                          5'9"        175lbs

CB:                         Dinitric Holley                                   5'10"      175lbs

LB:                          Benellius Evans                                 6'            180lbs

The Monroe Tornadoes looked like a team with returning experience in their scrimmage with Albany High Thursday at Hugh Mills Stadium.

Monroe scored four touchdowns in the first half and one in the second to win 40-0.

It was the first game of any kind for Albany High interim head coach Felton Williams who was hired last month.

Monroe will try to keep the momentum going in their season opener August 27th at Kendrick High in Columbus.



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