CIRCLE

The Covington News - - Football -

Cen­ter Jimmy Haynes is the youngest as a sopho­more, but he started for the Redskins in 2011. Se­nior Tay Smith will line up at left guard and ju­nior Tevin Burke will play right tackle.

Lin­ing up at tight end, Jor­dan Lill will be Howard’s big­gest tar­get at 6-foot-7. The offensive group has done well in its tran­si­tion be­tween the two of­fenses, pick­ing up the I-for­ma­tion, op­tion of­fense.

“They’ve been great,” Adams said. “The kids have been very re­cep­tive to the new stuff. The kids are ex­cited when­ever you have some­thing new. As long as you put it out there to them, if they un- der­stand it, they’re go­ing to take to it.

The kids have done that, now it’s about how you ex­e­cute.” Also eas­ing the Redskins’ play­ers’ tran­si­tion was the fact that they knew an im­prove­ment was needed over last year.

“Last year, we didn’t win a game and the guys, they knew when they brought Se­bree in we were go­ing to change and they were pre­pared for that,” Adams said. “I think we should have some pos­i­tive out­comes this year.”

So­cial Circle will look for its first win­ning sea­son since 2006 in a new re­gion as it steps up from to 8-A to 8-AA af­ter the Ge­or­gia High School As­so­ci­a­tion’s re­clas­si­fi­ca­tion. The Redskins be­gin play in their new re­gion when they host Rabun County Sept. 28.

Wil­liam Braw­ley /The Cov­ing­ton News

So­cial Circle hired Ron­ald Se­bree to bring a turn­around and a win­ning sea­son to a strug­gling Circle So­cial pro­gram. Se­bree was re­tired af­ter serv­ing as Ath­letic Di­rec­tor for DeKalb County Schools, and be­gan his coach­ing ca­reer at So­cial Circle in 1981.

Wil­liam Braw­ley /The Cov­ing­ton News

So­cial Circle’s se­niors are Tay Smith (53), Jake Howard (8), Mike Kelly (44), An­to­nio Hooks (72), Tan­ner Pre­ston (12) Jor­dan Lilll (85) and Kaleel Smith (42).

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