Hamilton County football preview

trojans_hamilton_countyHAMILTON COUNTY (JASPER) TROJANS (1A-District 5)

2014 RECORD: 10-4

THE COACH: Seth Stebbins (1st Year)

KEY PLAYERS: Malik Randolph (Sr., RB/LB), Demarco Webb (Sr., RB/LB), Amaad Gandy (Sr., FB/DL), Fabian Reid (Jr., C/DL), Travion Weary (Sr., OL/DL)

2015 PREVIEW: Following a 16-0 loss to Port St. Joe in the Class 1A state championship game, the Trojans will look to get back to Orlando under a new head coach. Blair Armstrong announced his retirement in the spring after coaching for 36 seasons. Seth Stebbins, who was the former line and running backs coach at Suwannee (Live Oak), is looking “to try and build on what Coach Armstrong started.”

However, the district also gets a little tougher as Madison County drops down from 4A. District 5-1A will also include Bell, Jefferson County (Monticello) and Lafayette (Mayo). Hamilton County will get Lafayette and Bell at home but they travel to Boot Hill to face Madison County on October the 9th, followed by a trip to Monticello to face Jefferson County.

The Trojans, who only had 125 yards in the state championship game, will have their work cut out for them. They lost 17 seniors from last year’s state runner-up team. Malik Randolph (667 yards rushing and 6 TD’s) will be one of the key returnees on offense while Travion Weary (11.5 TFL) will be one of the leaders on defense.

2015 SCHEDULE
Aug. 28 – vs. Union County (Lake Butler)
Sept. 4 – at Taylor County (Perry)
Sept. 11 – vs. Fort White
Sept. 18 – vs. North Florida Christian (Tallahassee)
Sept. 25 – at Bradford (Starke)
Oct. 2 – vs. Bell*
Oct. 9 – at Madison County*
Oct. 16 – at Jefferson County (Monticello)*
Oct. 23 – vs. Potter’s House Christian (Jacksonville)
Oct. 30 – vs. Lafayette (Mayo)*
Nov. 6 – OFF

*District game

Hamilton County High School website

“The Prep Zone” has been counting down to kick-off with a preview of high school football teams in the North Central Florida area.  Past team previews:

July 20 – BELL BULLDOGS
July 21 – BELLEVIEW RATTLERS
July 22 – BRADFORD (STARKE) TORNADOES
July 23 – BRANFORD BUCCANEERS
July 24 – BRONSON EAGLES
July 25 – BUCHHOLZ (GAINESVILLE) BOBCATS
July 26 – CHIEFLAND INDIANS
July 27 – CITRUS (INVERNESS) HURRICANES
July 28 – COLUMBIA (LAKE CITY) TIGERS
July 29 – DIXIE COUNTY (CROSS CITY) BEARS
July 30 – DUNNELLON TIGERS
Aug. 1 – EASTSIDE (GAINESVILLE) RAMS
Aug. 2 – FOREST (OCALA) WILDCATS
Aug. 3 – FORT WHITE INDIANS
Aug. 4 – GAINESVILLE HURRICANES
Aug. 5 – HAMILTON COUNTY (JASPER) TROJANS