Jared Zito and the Ola Mustangs are coming into 2019 with a loaded roster of returners hungry to set a tone.

Outlook: Ola’s 2018 season didn’t pan out well with a lot of youth, but there is a silver lining. Hunter Kautz is back to call the shots under center for the Mustangs and defensive leader Baylen Sanders will anchor the other side.

Offensively, the Mustangs will be without 2018 target Julius Porter, who graduated. Deshun Lowery on the defense also graduated, leaving another hole for head coach Jared Zito to fill.

Team Info

Head Coach: Jared Zito (sixth season)

2018 Record: 1-9

Region: 4-AAAAA

Last Playoff Appearance: 2016


Aug. 23 Eastside

Aug. 30 Chapel Hill

Sept. 6 at Whitewater

Sept. 13 Dutchtown

Sept. 20 at Locust Grove


Oct. 4 at Stockbridge

Oct. 11 Woodland

Oct. 25 Union Grove

Nov. 1 at Jones County

Nov. 8 Eagle’s Landing

Key Losses: WR Jourdan Cooper, OL Tyler Rary, OL/DL Clay Sumner, OL Daniel Campbell

Key Returners: LB Baylen Sanders, QB Hunter Kautz, RB Karl Kennedy

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Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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