QUITMAN, Ga. (WTXL) - While many high school teams in the state of Georgia kick off preseason games this week, the Brooks County Trojans got an early jump, playing Dougherty County last week and winning big, 55-0.
The Trojans finished 8-4 last season, falling in the second round of the postseason. Head coach Maurice Freeman notes they really worked on the mental game this summer and how to handle adversity. Physically they're looking pretty good too. Jakolby Bown and Mac Perry will both suit up at quarterback this fall, and the Trojans also return Jonathan White to run the rock.
A lot of pieces are back, and coach Freeman notes as good as they did last year, this team wants a whole lot more.
"Eight and four, and we had a chance to make it to the second round of the playoffs, but we must do better for it to be a successful season," he said. "We're eyeing for a State Championship just like everybody else. We're eyeing for the big dance. We want to play up in Atlanta. We have a big group of seniors that are athletic and we've seen them make the playoffs every year. They understand what it takes to win, and we want to take it to another level and I'll be impressed if they can do that."
The Trojans open the regular season at Cook County on August the 18th.