The Trojans were state semifinalists in 2013, but have lost some big stars in Malkom Parrish and Derric Herring.
Don't expect Brooks County to go anywhere just yet though.
This is a still a team with plenty of speed.
The Trojans will need it in a tough Region 1-AA.
Head coach Maurice Freeman doesn't care who is gone from the team. He says the expectations never change. Part of that he credits to very tough opponents in region play.
"We expect to be successful. We work hard and that's what we do every summer. We pay the bank, so we expect to be successful," Freeman says. "I think one of the reasons we are successful is our region. That's a tough brand of football there. If you can just get out of there and make the playoffs, then you can do something."
Freeman says his biggest concern is one many coaches have this time of year.
"Just overall depth," he says. "I think the guys we have on the field are skillful and can play, but if anybody goes down, we may be in trouble. We have to play ironman football."
Brooks County opens the season in what should be a barnburner down in Waycross when they take on Ware County. That game is August 22.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.