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Central Gwinnett will debut the new offensive for the public this weekend. The Lawrenceville school will have its spring football game at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Black Knights have undergone many changes over the last couple months under first-year coach Todd Wofford, who was previously an assistant at Gainesville. Wofford has installed the Spread offense to replace the Wing-T.
“My biggest goal this bring has been to speed up the tempo of both the offense and defense,” Wofford said. “These kids have worked really hard in the weight room over the last two months and are hungry to show what they can do.”
Central, which had its last winning season in 2006, returns a staggering 18 starters. Offensive lineman Jonathan Crowder (6-foot-2, 285 pounds) is an All-State candidate, with above-average quickness and strength. Linebacker Cameron Olds (5-8, 172) is extremely physical, and the Black Knights are trying to figure out a way to use him on offense, too.
Team: Central Gwinnett Black Knights
Spring Game: 6 p.m. Saturday
Last year’s record: 2-8
Starters lost: 3
Head coach: Todd Wofford
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