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Montgomery Co. Athletes Preparing For Upcoming Year
Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Back Row L-R Kris Daniels, Damarie Wright and Brandon Carswell

 Front Row L-R Jaland Kelly, Quincy Doyle, Paul Legrant and Bakari Woods

June 26th---School may be out for the summer, but the student-athletes at Montgomery County High School are in full swing preparing for the 2014-15 athletic season.  Weight room participation is at an all-time high for all sports.  Athletes are going to camps, attending practices for multiple sports, and weight lifting three days a week.  

“Our baseball and boys’ and girls’ basketball programs have played several games this summer  and have a good mix of experienced players, along with rising young talent, which bodes well for the future of these programs,” said Athletic Director Eric McDonald.

“The girls’ softball team has also been working individually on a voluntary basis and is showing signs of drastic improvement,” said McDonald. Their summer season will start intensifying in July and will include a number of summer scrimmages with area schools.

The football program which McDonald coaches, is showing signs of continued growth, as well. The team is averaging 40 plus football players in the weight room on a consistent basis, and the effort and work ethic is excellent, according to McDonald.

“Our seniors are leading and our young kids are responding,” said McDonald. “We push our kids to strive for excellence, to win every rep, and they work diligently to ensure that they will succeed.” 

Several football players have participated in different camps throughout the month of June.  Paul Legrant, Brandon Carswell, Quincy Doyle, and Jaland Kelly attended Elite Camps with Georgia Southern University, Savannah State, and Georgia Military College.  Legrant and Carswell also traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for an Elite Camp at The Citadel.  Craig (Scooter)Snead and Anderson Davis had great days at both Savannah State and GMC.  Bakari Woods attended a football camp at Albany State while also attending the Elite camp at GSU. Rising Freshman QB Kris Daniels attended the Bobby Lamb QB camp at Mercer University as well as the Elite Camp at GSU.  

“These experiences have been great for our kids.  They are competing at a high level among some great talent from all across the state. Paul and Brandon are being heavily recruited, and all of our kids love the competition,” said McDonald.

As June rolls into July, the football program looks forward to some new opportunities to compete. 

“We feel that our program has progressed to the point where we can participate successfully in summer passing leagues. We will be throwing some over in Toombs, and we will participate in Vidalia’s Passing League tournament.  We look forward to our kids going and competing well as they work further on developing and building the skill sets needed for Friday nights this fall,” said McDonald. 

 
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