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Campbell High School needs a little hope.
The Cobb school has only one won more than seven games one time in the 15-year history of the football program.
Where is the hope? It’s with coach T.K. Dodd, who is in his second-year of coaching the Spartans. Campbell has been a revolving door for coaches, with four different ones over the last five years.
Campbell, which was 2-8 last year, will return its Team MVP, two-way lineman Henry Hankerson (6-foot-1, 295 lbs.). “He’s aggessive, coachable, mobile and a very strong player,” said Dodd.
The team also welcomes back its highest-graded offensive lineman from last year, junior Tyler Houston (6-0, 290). Senior free safety Trey Fluellen (5-10, 170) was among Cobb County’s leaders in interceptions last season.
What about spring practice? Campbell is desperately seeking a QB for the first time in three years, with Caleb Edmonds as the top candidate. Dodd is also searching for a No. 1 tight end and defensive lineman.
The Spartans are excited about the potential of WR Arviel Jenkins (5-10, 160), who has all the physical tools but just needs to gain some more confidence in himself.
YOUR TURN: What do you think will turn Campbell into one of Cobb’s top football programs?
Team: Campbell Spartans
Spring Game: 6:30 p.m., May 14
Spring practice dates: May 3-14
Last year’s record: 2-8
Starters lost: 10
Head coach: TK Dodd
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