HOMERVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - Back in December, the Clinch County Panthers won their second State Championship in A-Public football in the last three years.
This year, they're looking to repeat, offensively nine guys return. The big loss? Quarterback Charles McClelland, who head coach Jim Dickerson notes they're still trying to replace.
Defensively, the Panthers lost six guys but return big time recruit Trezmen Marshall,who's committed to Georgia.
So a lot of talent back, and the intangible at Clinch? Winning's in their blood, it's an expectation when you're a Panther.
"That's the great thing about Clinch County. It's been a lot of stability and not a lot of turnover," said Dickerson. "It's been the same and we're probably not updated our clinic talking with the kids, but our kids have heard the terminology has been the same since the late 70's. Football has changed a little bit, but the skeleton hasn't changed. We're still doing a lot of the same things."
Clinch County opens the season on the road at Hebron Christian Academy on August 17th.