Twiggs County returns 13 starters in 2006, but lost star running back JoJo Cox to graduation. Cox led the Cobras to the quarterfinals last year, when they lost 22-0 in Lincolnton a week after upsetting Clinch County.
In the GHSF Magazine, Cobra Coach Dexter Copeland said the side of the offensive line and speed of skilled position players would be the strength of his 2006 squad. Seven starters returned on defense. On offense, tackle Chris Little stands out at 6-6 and 327 pounds and is considered one of the top offensive lineman in the state. Sidney Bishop, a star receiver and returner, returns; he had 724 yards receiving and 5 interceptions on defense last year.
Twiggs' 4-4 record is misleading, since 3 of the 4 losses came at the hands of strong Class AA schools, including undefeated powerhouse Dublin. The Cobras stung Monticello 31-7 last week.
After the Cobras this week, the Devils travel to Milledgeville next Friday to play GMC. A win over Twiggs and a loss to GMC would still leave our Devils as the 7-A champion since LCHS will own the tiebreaker over Hancock Central. Hancock defeated Twiggs 35-29 on October 6 before losing to our Devils 35-0 the following week.