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Indians Scrimmage at Early County Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

The Seminole County Indians open the 2018 football season this Friday night in Blakely with a scrimmage game against Early County. The Indians have been working very hard since June to get ready for the next couple of months as they have been to four different padded camps and several 7-on-7s to help prepare them for the season.

“We are really excited about this team and we are ready to begin the 2018 campaign. Our kids are tired of hitting each other. We are ready to play a game and try to find out what things on which we need to work. We have had a great Summer and the kids are really excited about starting the season,” commented Head Coach Wes Williams.

The Indians have two very tough tests the first two weeks of the season, traveling to Blakely for a scrimmage game with the Region 1AA Early County Bobcats this Friday, and heading east on Friday, August 17 to take on the
Region 1AAAAA Bainbridge Bearcats.

“Both teams are much larger than ours, but we should be able to see exactly what we need to work on after those two tough games,” added Williams. Bainbridge was added to the schedule this year to give the Indians a greater advantage in the Georgia High School Association’s  power point system. Playing a larger classification team like Bainbridge as a non conference opponent will give the Indians more points towards the playoffs than they have been getting the past few years against weaker and smaller non-region opponents. Coach Williams commented, “We know it’s a tough test, but the kids and the coaches are excited for the challenge.” 

The Indians have several returning starters from last year’s team on both sides of the ball. On offense Seminole County will return running back Shamal Hopkins, full back Tymir Groomes, wide receiver Jeremiah Sims, running back Stacy Butler, offensive guard Peyton Bishop, outside tackles Cooper Bell and Lee Smith, and running back Phillip Smith. The Indians will also have a few new faces. Ty Moulton will start at quarterback this year and Clay Smith will be his center. Justin Johnson returns after an injury to play tight end and Dendrick Reynolds will start at one of the guard spots.  

On defense the Indians return linebackers Tymir Groomes and Shamal Hopkins, defensive tackles Marquis Wade, and Christian Pollack, defensive end Brock Dixon, safeties Stacy Butler and Phillip Smith and corner back Jeremiah Sims. New starting faces on defense will include defensive end Zion Harris and corner back Tyree Rainy. 

The Indians have made some changes on the coaching staff as well. Nikki Carlisle will be the new defensive coordinator. Josh Storey will coach the running backs. Mike Savage will coach the offensive line. Johnny Roy Parks will coach the defensive line. Chris Johnson will coach the wide receivers. Coach Johnson is new to the staff this year and coach Savage is returning to the Indians’ staff after a few years at Pelham High School. 

The Indians will have five home games in the 2018 season - the home opener against Calhoun County on August 31; Stewart County on September 14; Terrell County on September 28; the Pelham Hornets will come buzzing in on October 26 and the annual Border War with Miller County on November 2 will be the final home game on the regular season schedule.

Season tickets, which are now All-Sports Season Tickets, are now on sale at the Seminole County Middle/High School office and single game reserved and general admission tickets will be sold at the gate before the game.  The gates at Seminole Field will open at 6 p.m. and kickoff for all home football games is set for 7:30 p.m.


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