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Stockbridge High has a new head coach in Steve Boyd but they’ll have a lot to look forward to in 2019.

Outlook: The 2018 campaign was a strange year for the Tigers who lost the region title to Dutchtown but nearly broke through to the Mercedees-Benz stadium. However, a strange play and a lot of questions behind the loss, led to a chain of events that highlight 2019.

Kevin Whitley stepped down and Steve Boyd was named the replacement. Throughout all of the upper level changes, the Tigers will have to reload after losing more than 20 seniors. The best part of it all though, is quarterback Jevon McDonald returns with two-way player Jalen Taylor.

Although Boyd has been with the program for a few seasons, he’ll have to replace a lot of defensive talent like Steven Esan, Kerick Reese and Chris Parson to name a few. But there are some returners like John Prince to build around.

Team Info

Head Coach: Steve Boyd (first season)

2017 Record: 12-2 (lost to Bainbridge in Final Four)

Region: 4-AAAAA

Last Playoff Appearance: 2018

Schedule

Aug. 30 at Arabia Mountain

Sept. 7 Carver-Atlanta

Sept. 13 Locust Grove

Sept. 20 at Eagle’s Landing

Sept. 27 Columbia

Oct. 4 Ola

Oct. 11 at Union Grove

BYE

Oct. 25 at Dutchtown

Nov. 1 at Woodland

Nov. 8 Jones County

Key Losses: RB/WR Yahsyn McKee, WR Isaiah Taylor, DL Desmond Barkley, DL Steven Esan, DL Kerrick Reese, RB Steve Bonner

Key Returners: QB Jevon McDonald, WR/DB Jalen Taylor, DL John Prince

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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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