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Spring football capsule: Dixie Hollins

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Dixie Hollins

Coach: Mike Morey (12th season, 56-56)

Last season: 4-6

District: 3A-8 (Blake, Jefferson, Lakewood, Osceola, Spoto)

Key Losses: TE Gerard Atkins, Ath Josh Brown, FB/LB Curtis Fisher, LB Hershell Holmes, FB James Worthen

Who's back: OL/DL Andrew Corrigan, DL Johnny Keooudom, OL Mike Perez, OL/DL Kevin Secrest, OL Shane Sullivan, OL Alex Swatzell, DB Cameron Williams

What's new: The Rebels lose most of their skill players, including two Division I recruits in Atkins (USF) and Brown (Iowa). The offensive line returns five guys who either started or had significant playing time last season. And there's size up front with four players weighing 240 pounds or more. The biggest is Secrest, who is around 300, Morey said. On defense, Dixie returns just three starters. The strength is the line with Corrigan, Keooudom and Secrest all back. But Morey said there are players who were injured or ineligible last season that will be counted on to fill in the spots from those who graduated.

Audible: "We have just about everyone back on the offensive line, and that will be a plus for us. We also have some skill guys that can step up and keep us competitive." — Morey

Did you know? Dillon Seals, who is taking over at quarterback, is the cousin of former Largo quarterback Ryan Eppes.

Spring game: May 28 vs. Osceola, 7:30 p.m.

2009 season

Sept. 4 at Northeast

Sept. 11 vs. Seminole

Sept. 17 at St. Petersburg

Sept. 25 vs. Lakewood

Oct. 2 vs. Clearwater

Oct. 9 at Spoto

Oct. 23 vs. Blake

Oct. 30 vs. Jefferson

Nov. 6 at Osceola

Nov. 13 at Pinellas Park

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

Spring football capsule: Dixie Hollins 05/13/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:14pm]
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