Class A - Region 5

2004 Football Preview
Class A - Region 5


With All-State QB Alex Mortensen, off to the University of Arkansas and top receiver Eric Worrell (74 receptions 1300 yds) also graduated, the War Eagles of Landmark Christian definitely will not be as explosive as last year's quarterfinal team. In fact, they lost every player on last year's roster that compiled any type of statistic, with the exception of WR/DB Miles King, RB Jason Byrd and WR/DB Tyler Tidwell. Sophomore Matt Moody has the tough task of taking over at QB for the departed Mortensen. The entire defensive line returns but all three linebackers graduated as well as four of the top five tacklers.  Coach Kenny Dallas will suffer through some losses this year, including a tough opener with Twiggs County, but still has enough horses in the stable to win the region. The other three teams in Region 5 won a combined total of 8 games last year and two of them, Our Lady of Mercy and Mt. Zion, will fare no better this year. However, Whitefield Academy played competitively at times and should be even better this season. In addition to running back Stephen Wright, who was one of the best in the state last year, the Wolfpack also returns their talented QB, John Hall. Coach Greg Hyde had 37 players out for spring practice and, with three years of varsity experience, his seniors are providing good leadership. In addition, big Cameron Heyward, the son of former Atlanta Falcon Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, has come out for football after leading the basketball team to the state finals a few months ago. The Eagles Landing Christian Academy team is a great unknown as they enter their first year of competition in the Georgia High School Association after spending many successful seasons in the Georgia Independent School Association.


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