The Trojans return six starters on offense, including quarterback Kyle Toole, who passed from more than 3,000 yards as a junior in his first season as a starter. Kicker Austin Beaver, a three-year starter, also returns.
“Kyle is coming off a season in which he threw for 34 TDs and only two interceptions,” Fabrizio said. “He has a host of good skill position players around him, starting with rising junior Chauncey Magwood. Chauncey had over 1,000 yards receiving as a sophomore last season. James Hopson, Preston Simmons, Marlon Brown and host of other talented skill kids return. We lost four starters along the offensive line but return DI prospect and three-year starter Parker Rogers.”
Lee County’s spring practice begins May 5 and concludes with an intrasquad scrimmage on May 17. The Trojans begin the regular season Aug. 24 against Dougherty in the Hamp Smith Classic at Albany State. Other highlights of the schedule include a matchup with Life Christian Academy of Virginia (Aug. 30) and the usual rugged four-game run through Region 1 in the last four weeks of the regular season.
“We lost a lot of really good players from last year’s team,” Fabrizio said. “That is the nature of high school football, though. Kids graduate and young ones develop and step up. We have a lot of kids working very hard this offseason and are ready to step up and uphold the standard that has been set by the groups that came before them.”
Lee County’s 2019 Schedule
Aug. 24: vs. Dougherty, 7 p.m. (at Albany State)
Aug. 30: vs. Life Christian Academy, Va., 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 6: at Peach County, 8 p.m.
Sept. 13: vs. Americus-Sumter, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20: vs. Southwest-Macon, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: vs. Thomson, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: vs. *Northside-Warner Robins, 7:30 p.m.
Oct 25: at *Valdosta, 8 p.m.
Nov. 1: at *Houston County, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 8: vs. *Coffee, 7:30 p.m.
*Region 1-AAAAAA game