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Cavaliers Ready for Tough Task

By Justin Walters
By jwalters@wbbjtv.com

ALAMO, Tenn. - Crockett County's football program lost some heavy fire power on both sides of the ball from last year.

Their two-year starting quarterback, along with an all-state defensive and offensive tackle are no longer with the program. But Head Coach Kevin Ward is assure this year's unit will fill those voids.

"We got some guys that really stepped up this year and have taken on leadership roles," said coach Ward. "Anytime you have an absence, it's an opportunity for others to step in."

Crockett County closed out the 2012 season at 6-4 and 3-4 in the district. This year, the Cavaliers are predicted to finish first.

Returning on the offensive side of the ball for the Cavaliers is the one-two punch of senior Josh Tatum and junior Johnny Jones. Both Jones and Tatum contributed over 2,000 combined rushing yards.

Crockett County's defensive unit also returns some veterans. Senior Collin Avery was an All-District defender last year.

The Cavaliers journey to Murfreesboro begins tomorrow night on the road against Bolivar Central.