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Hounds looking to get tougher, more aggressive
by Chuck Thompson
May 09, 2013 | 1620 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Greyhounds opened nine days of spring football practice on Monday, and the top goal is to find players aggressive enough to help Jones County compete against such tough region foes as Northside-Warner Robins and Warner Robins, coach Dwight Jones said.

“We’ve got some open positions, especially on offense, but the biggest thing we’ve got to find is guys with heart and guts,” Jones said. “Do we have guys who will play football for 17 minutes or 36 minutes, or can we find them who will play for 48 minutes? That’s our biggest question.”

The Greyhounds went 7-4 last season, making it to the state playoffs for the first time since 2004.

Getting back and advancing past the first round – Jones County lost 26-14 at Glynn Academy in the first round last year – will be a challenge.

“There are some tough teams in our region. The whole key for us will be if we can be aggressive,” Jones said. “You have to be able to block and tackle. It’s like I tell our players, we’ve got some who look like Tarzan but play like Jane. They’ve got to play like Tarzan, no matter how they look.”

There will be some changes in the varsity coaching staff for the Greyhounds. Longtime assistant Jeff Ward, who was the defensive coordinator and coached defensive backs, has stepped down from coaching to spend more time with his family. And linebackers’ coach Justen Rivers is not returning.

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