G.W. Long Preparing to Defend Region Title

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

The G.W. Long Football Team enters the 2012 season with high expectations. The Rebels return the bulk of their starting line-up from last year's region championship squad.

G.W. Long is led by quarterback Stetson Payne and running backs Zack Walker and Garrett Davis. The Rebels return six starters on offense, but the team is breaking in new players on the offensive line.

Head Coach Scott Horne says this team can be strong, but only if some key youngsters adjust to life on the varsity level very quickly.

"That's what concerns me, is the amount of depth on the offensive line, and just experience," Horne said. "It's not that the kids can't do it, but are they going to be shell shocked when they get out there and they see ho9w fast the game is on the varsity level, compared to the junior varsity level."

G.W. Long will play a pre-season game with Elba, before opening the regular season at Zion Chapel on August 31st.

G.W. Long 2012 Schedule

Date Opponent Score

Fri., Aug. 31 @ Zion Chapel (2A)
Fri., Sep. 7 vs. Samson (2A) *
Fri., Sep. 14 vs. Houston Academy (2A) *
Fri., Sep. 21 @ Providence Christian (2A) *
Fri., Sep. 28 vs. Daleville (3A)
Fri., Oct. 5 @ Wicksburg (2A) *
Fri., Oct. 12 vs. Cottonwood (2A) *
Fri., Oct. 19 @ Houston County (2A) *
Fri., Oct. 26 vs. Ariton (2A) *
Fri., Nov. 2 @ Barbour County (3A)

* denotes region game

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