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Trojans working hard as football draws near

The official start of practice is only two weeks out and the Lamar County Trojans are hard at work in preparation for the upcoming season. The coaching staff has made no bones about the fact that they are out to change to culture on the team that went 1-9 last season. ’We had an excellent June. The energy, positive attitude and work ethic the kids have embraced is exciting. In addition to our weekly workouts, we have participated in a few organized practices with other local teams. Those workouts have really helped the confidence of our young team,’ noted head coach John Flath, who is approaching the start of his second year at the LC helm. Flath and his staff took 32 players to a team camp last month where they got in some good work. There has been some attrition during the offseason. Jonah Stout, who started most of last year at quarterback as a junior, has given up football to concentrate on baseball. His brother, quarterback/linebacker Drew Stout, made the same decision. He would have been a junior this fall. Rising junior running back/defensive back Enrico Harden has transferred to Mary Persons. Flath is welcoming a very talented freshman class, however. Practice officially begins July 30. The first live scrimmage is set for Aug. 10 at Putnam County.

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