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Kell has made back-to-back appearances in the state playoffs, and the team’s chances look good again with 10 returning starters.
The Cobb County school has two of the metro’s best in the offensive backfield:
Kell is looking for a few good men along the offensive and defensive line. The Longhorns are also searching for targets for Petrik, as three out of four wide receivers graduated. Coach Derek Cook is excited about the potential of junior wideout Hunter Marshall (6-3, 185).
Kell fast fact: Did you know Kell is the alma mater of Jonathan Dwyer, who won the AJC’s Class AAAAA Offensive Player of the Year honors while carrying the ball for the Longhorns? Dwyer went onto fame at Georgia Tech, and was drafted by the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.
Team: Kell Longhorns
Spring Game: 6 p.m., May 14
Spring practice dates: May 3-14
Last year’s record: 6-5
Starters lost: 10
Head coach: Derek Cook
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