Sophomore Odie Powell is expected to do a little bit of everything for Coalgate this season.
Powell racked up 1,218 all-purpose yards as the starting quarterback last season, but this season fellow sophomore Colby Jones will take over the quarterback duties. The change allows the 5-foot-6 Powell to be the Wildcats' primary running back while also spending time at receiver.
Powell and Jones will have the benefit of playing behind 6-foot-3, 280-pound senior lineman Tristan Williams.
Defensively, senior linebacker Ty Mowdy is the leading retuning tackler (78).
LOADED WITH LINEBACKERS
There is no shortage of talented linebackers throughout the district.
Davis' Ruth, who recorded 139 tackles last season, may be the best of the bunch. But a case could easily be made for Kingston junior Danny Charley, who had 103 tackles and 13 sacks as a sophomore.
At Coalgate, the defense is lead by a pair of linebackers in Mowdy and junior Ricco Belletini. Mowdy had 78 tackles, and Belletini registered five sacks last season.
Marietta also has key players at the position with seniors Ceasor Gomez and Ezequiel Sanchez.
District 2A-4 coaches' poll
1. Davis (14-1)
2. Lexington (7-3)
3. Kingston (5-6)
4. Coalgate (6-4)
5. Marietta (4-7)
6. Tishomingo (0-10)
7. Konawa (1-9)
Note: Last year's records in parentheses
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