Seminole County finished 4-6 but bounced back at the end of the season to make the state playoffs. Updated: 8/12/03"> Seminole County finished 4-6 but bounced back at the end of the season to make the state playoffs. Updated: 8/12/03">

2003 Preview: Seminole County

<A HREF="http://gavsv.com/fbsch/dispteam.php?team=semico">Seminole County</A> finished 4-6 but bounced back at the end of the season to make the state playoffs. <B>Updated: 8/12/03</B>

The team should be better this season. Seminole returns 8 starters on offense and 6 on defense. The strength of the team should lie on the offensive line, anchored by senior tackle Eric Elijah (6-3, 310) on one side, and senior tackle Bobby Hoskins (6-1, 280) on the other. Kyle Dekle (5-10, 240), Stephon Johnson (6-0, 240), Anthony Spikes (5-9, 250), Matt Leal (6-1, 220), Matt Royal (6-1, 210) and Jacob Holley (5-10, 195) should also see significant playing time on the offensive front. Quarterback and I-Back will be the biggest question marks on the offensive side for the Indians. Seniors Josh Ward (6-2, 195) and Quinton Chrispen (5-8, 160) figure to battle throughout fall practice for the starting spot. Lawrence Lane (5-8, 165) and Ramon Barber (5-9, 175) should get most of the action at I-Back. Kalom Smith (6-1, 200) returns and fullback and could possibly see some action at tight end

Even with forty plus players expected to be on the opening night roster, most of the Indians will be expected to pull double duty. Elijah and Hoskins should also anchor the defensive line. The linebackers will be small but aggressive, lead by heavy hitters, Derrick Hention (5-10, 180), Byron Kimbell (6-1, 180) and Broderick Weaver (6-0, 210). The secondary will most likely see a rotation of Barber, Chrispen, Ronald Pugh (5-9, 165) and Ronald Johnson (5-6, 150).

The kicking game appears to be in good shape with Josh Ward returning to handle both punting and placekicking duties. Although he didn't convert a field goal attempt last season (0-2), Ward showed he has a strong leg as he converted an extra point of 35 yards against Randolph-Clay.

The team should be better this year. Offensive line is solid but they need to find a QB and IB. A tough schedule may take a toll on their record but they hope to do well in the region.


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