2003 Preview: Collins Hill

Larry Sherrill's Collins Hill Eagles are facing a bit of a rebuilding year after a 6-4 campaign in Region 8B-AAAAA.

Collins Hill returns eight total starters from last year's 6-4 team, and they are distributed equally, four on offense and four on defense. The offense will be led by speedster Tim Gray, who will play quarterback and safety for the Eagles. He has been working with the wide receivers at camps this summer, and he brings a lot of athleticism to the table.

Gray may share time this year with running back/quarterback Adam Rudnik, but both quarterbacks will have a big target to throw to as big Alex Lowe returns at tight end. Lowe stand 6-5 and 215 pounds and is a crucial part of the Eagle attack.

The offensive line is anchored by Barrett McMillan at guard, and Jay Garner and Michael Patello can play tackle.

The secondary is the strength of the eagle defense. Austin Joseph is a standout on the Collins Hill soccer team, and he has looked sharp in drills this summer at camps across the south as well. At 6-1 and 175 pounds, Jordan Peyton is a force in the back as well.

This could be a tough year for the Eagles in what can be considered the toughest region in the state, but there are some playmakers at key positions. The Class of 2005 will cut their teeth against some of the best competition in the state this year.

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