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Hartselle Enquirer

Back to work

The Tigers do return a large number from last year’s team including starting quarterback Deacon Aldridge. In all, 15 of the 22 starters are back.

However, the team is still facing the loss of key graduates such as middle linebacker Jordan Orr, center/noseguard Will Swann and clutch kicker Garrett Marsh.

Godsey said his team has had another great summer and offseason workout program.

“It’s probably one of the better summer programs that we’ve ever had,” Godsey said. “The kids have worked hard. That is a credit to the personal work ethic and character of our players. That hard work doesn’t necessarily translate into wins, but it does give us the opportunity to be successful.

“We have a very tough schedule this year. Eight of the 10 teams we play made the playoffs last year.”

One of the last things the Tigers players and coaching staff helped with was its eighth annual youth football camp on July 30-31 at the youth football fields. More than 150 players and youth football coaches got first-hand training with the HHS coaching staff working on many of the fundamental aspects of the game, such as running, throwing,