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Coffee County's Alontae Taylor was named the Offensive Player of the Year and second-team quarterback of the Lakeway Publishers All-Area Team. Cody Howes and Jacoby Lowe were named to the first team at running back and offensive tackle, respectively, and Mill Harner was selected as a second-team linebacker.
(Staff file photo by Jake Kreulen)

Four Raiders earn gridiron honors

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:04 am

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer The Coffee County Central football team had four players selected to the Lakeway Publishers All-Area Football Team as Mill Harner, Cody Howes, Jacoby Lowe and Alontae Taylor were tabbed by coaches to represent the Red Raiders. Taylor was also named the Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,676 yards as a freshman. Despite a 2-8 record, the season was a success individually and

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  • Lady Raiders split at home

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Cameron Davis (center) of the Coffee County Lady Raiders fights for possession of the ball with a pair of Franklin County defenders during Friday's prep basketball action.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Splitting a pair of basketball games this past week, the Lady Red Raiders of Coffee County moved to 5-6 overall and 2-1 in District 8-AAA play. Cameron Davis scorched the nets for 37 points over the two games, pouring in 20 in the Lady Raiders’ 60-46 defeat of the Lincoln County Lady Falcons on Tuesday, December 9, before scoring 17 in a 65-48 loss to

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  • Raiders looking to turn the corner

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Coffee County's Peyton Talley drives past a Lincoln County defender during a prep basketball game last week.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   The Coffee County Raiders basketball team has had a tough season, but coach J.D. Douglas thinks that his squad might be turning a corner despite a pair of home losses this past week. On Thursday, the Raiders suffered a 60-48 loss to the Rebels of Franklin County, just three days after dropping a 56-55 decision to the Lincoln County Falcons. “I think we’re starting

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