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Maroons’ young squad looks to continue playoff tradition

Posted 8/14/18 (Tue)

Maroons’ young squad looks to continue playoff tradition

By Jody Michael

The Divide County football team has more to prove this season than is typical for a program that has been in the state playoffs 16 years in a row.

The Maroons enter 2018 with almost no varsity starting experience, following the graduation of a large senior class.

“We lost 10 good seniors last year, all of whom were starters, so we are very young and inexperienced,” offensive coach Bob Brown said.

The Maroons finished 2017 as Region 6 runners-up for the second time in three years, as their deep, upperclassmen-laden roster scored an average of 41.7 points per game, the program’s most since its state-finalist finish in 2012.

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