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Consistency key for the Crisp County Cougars

Brad Harber (Source: WALB) Brad Harber (Source: WALB)
Jahlil Taylor (Source: WALB) Jahlil Taylor (Source: WALB)
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) -

Crisp County is coming off a 13-win season and their first region title since 1995.

That was under Shelton Felton, who left for the collegiate level this offseason.

Interim football coach Brad Harber is leading the troops this fall.

The Cougars aren't going to be satisfied with an ending like last year.

Crisp County didn't just lose in the semifinals--they were beaten 55-0 at home to the eventual champions from Cedar Grove.

Harber is leaning on leadership from the seniors, and consistency to make the jump to the big stage.

"My expectation is simply to be consistent, and that's what we preached all summer long," said Harber. "We want to play the same way every Friday night no matter who the opponent is."

One of those senior leaders is Jahlil Taylor. The defensive tackle has 26 college offers to date, but he has unfinished business at the high school level before he leaves for a university.

"Every single day we're screaming 75 North, that's like our motto, go up the road, 75 North to the Mercedes Benz (stadium)," said Taylor.

By that he means compete for a state championship in the Falcons' new crib.

The Cougars are one of the favorites in AAA.

They open the season at Dooly County August 18th.

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