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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2016: Trojans taking the reigns off senior QB Hughes

Max Hughes drawing up plays (Source: WALB) Max Hughes drawing up plays (Source: WALB)
Coffee High finished last season 10-2 (Source: WALB) Coffee High finished last season 10-2 (Source: WALB)
Hughes is looking to run up the scoreboard in the new spread offense (Source: WALB) Hughes is looking to run up the scoreboard in the new spread offense (Source: WALB)
COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Coming off a second round exit, the Trojans are hoping their new identity will produce a deeper playoff run.

For just the 5th time in the 88 years of Coffee High football, the Trojans are coming off a 10-win season.

This offseason head coach Robby Pruitt is revamping the offense in hopes of postseason success.

In Pruitt's first 3 years, the Trojans were run-heavy. He's switching to a spread attack in hopes of putting more points on the board.

They scored just 7 in their postseason loss.

The switch will take the reigns off senior quarterback Max Hughes who threw for under 1,500 yards last season.

This year he's hungry for more.

"I'll be throwing it 60 percent of the time and getting it to my playmakers," said the senior captain. "Moving it down the field it's going to be fun to watch. We're going to score a lot of points."

Pruitt has 4 returners on the offensive side of the ball. He's happy Hughes is one of them.

"He's very cool," said coach Pruitt. "He's what you want in a quarterback. He's always steady, he doesn't get too high, doesn't get too low. He's a smart kid has a good arm and he's doing a good job leading us."

The Trojans will scrimmage the defending state champion Colquitt County packers at home on August 11th.

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