2006 Football Preview
Class AAA - Region 1
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After a nonregion loss to Bainbridge in the fourth game of the season, Dougherty reeled off 10 straight victories before falling to Peach County in the Class AAA title game. The Trojans' domination of the region conjured up memories of the late John Reynolds' Dougherty program that won the state title in 1998. After graduating more than 30 seniors, it might be hard for Dougherty to dominate the region. However, the Trojans should still challenge for the region title.
Dougherty's stiffest competition will once again come from Cairo, who should be even better than it was last season when the Syrupmakers finished the season 7-4. If Cairo can survive an early non-region schedule that includes Thomasville, Bainbridge and Thomas County Central and be healthy before opening region play against Westover on Oct. 13, the Syrupmakers have a strong chance to improve on last season's record. The Syrupmakers don't play Dougherty until Oct. 27, a game that should decide the region champion.
Cairo plans to get the ball
often in the hands of senior wide receiver Cameron Wade (6-6, 190), a
strong prospect who has verbally committed to Florida State.
Westover started off last season with two straight wins, then lost seven of its last eight and missed out on the postseason. Monroe lost a wealth of talent from last season's playoff team and the Tornadoes likely won't contend for a playoff berth this season.
Worth County welcomes new coach Harris Rainbow who is expected to turn around a program that went 1-9 in 2005. The school is a combined 10-30-1 during the past four seasons and hasn't made the playoffs in three years.
Class AAA - Region 1 Football Preview
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