published Friday, August 19th, 2011

Football Preview: Ider Hornets

IDER HORNETS

Coach: Brent Tinker (34-48 here and overall)

Returning starters (O/D/K): 6/6/0

Remember these names: The offensive and defensive leaders return to give the Hornets a solid foundation for the season. Running back Teague Whitaker (Sr., 5-9, 185) will be a three-year starter, having rushed for at least 1,200 yards each of the last two seasons, and middle linebacker Tanner Frazier (Sr., 5-10, 175) also is a third-year starter and led the team in tackles last year. Two two-way junior linemen also return: Justin Lea (Jr., 6-4, 255), another third-year starter, and Hunter Townsend (Jr., 6-4, 255).

Will be a memorable year if: Some of the promising but inexperienced younger linebackers can help Frazier stuff opponents’ run game.

SCHEDULE

Aug. 26 Valley Head

Sept. 2 at Sand Rock*

Sept. 9 Westbrook Christian*

Sept. 16 at North Sand Mountain*

Sept. 23 Victory Christian*

Sept. 30 at Section*

Oct. 7 Ohatchee*

Oct. 14 at Fyffe*

Oct. 21 Pleasant Valley*

Oct. 27 Sylvania

* Region 6-2A game

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