By Walter GeigerThe Lamar County Trojans have been busy all summer, laying waste to the theory that summer is the football offseason. Time is of the essence as the squad that made it to the state title game last year is rebuilding and breaking in some new coaches.The Trojans tee it up August 8 in the annual soap game scrimmage.Head coach Jamie Abrams, who took over for Franklin Stephens who left for Ware County, has had his charges busy.In June, the team worked out three days a week in the early morning hours. They also attended the Cam Newton 7 on 7 camp at Westlake High School and a camp for quarterbacks, wide receivers and offensive linemen at Middle Georgia College.Also on the schedule were a trip to the University of West Georgia for a wing-T camp and a two-day camp for defensive players at Spalding High School.Abrams won’t have a final roster until after school starts next week but he has to replace a lot of talent on both sides of the ball.Spalding comes here for a game style scrimmage August 14 at 7 p.m. and the regular season kicks off August 22 when Howard High comes to town. The month closes out with Pike County visiting Trojan Field for the annual Battle of Potato Creek on August 29.Howard’s Huskies play in Region 2-AAAA and went 2-8 last season. The Pirates went 5-6, losing in the first round of the AAA playoffs.The Trojans remain in Region 4AA where the landscape has been altered considerable. The region has only six teams and one of those, Crawford County, is playing a non region schedule. This year’s region opponents and their records from last year are Bleckley Co.(9-3), NE Macon (7-4), Putnam Co. (3-7) Monticello (3-7) and Macon Co. (7-5).
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