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Thu. October 15, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

After preparing all week to face Countryside tonight at home, Tarpon Springs coach George Kotis was asked what he thought about the Cougars’ vaunted offensive line.

“It’s the best offensive line I’ve seen on film this year,” Kotis responded. “Without a doubt.”

Countryside is known for its size, but the Cougars aren’t just big, Kotis said.

“We play plenty of big kids, but these kids know what they’re doing,” he said.

Kotis is particularly impressed with junior left tackle Tyler Moore, who recently committed to Nebraska.

“Let’s put it this way: He’s very good,” Kotis said. “He’s the best junior tackle I’ve seen He really is the best of the bunch over there.”

Man for man, Kotis gives Countryside’s offensive line a slight edge over Tarpon’s defensive front. But, he said, junior tackle Brodrick Lee (6-foot-2, 275 pounds) is the Spongers’ ace in the hole.

“If they can’t stop Brodrick in the middle, that will cause them problems,” Kotis said. “They’ll have to double team him.”

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