MALVERN: Leopards fighting to return to state finals

Classification: 7-4A
Coach: John Fogleman
Last Season: 12-3 (6-1)

Malvern lost only one conference game in 2011 — 47-16 at Pulaski Academy. Almost two months later, the Leopards faced Pulaski Academy again in the state finals.

Senior quarterback Austin Warford. (Bill Patterson photos)

Unfortunately for the Leopards, the results were the same.

Senior Austin Warford (5-10, 185) returns for his third year at quarterback. The Leopards also return two seniors to the backfield — Jahkery Dupree (5-7, 165) and Tim Hardimon (5-10, 185).

Senior linebacker Tim Hardimon.

A group of seniors return on the offensive line, including Jakob Elliott (5-6, 215), Justis Danner (5-10, 225) and Trey Broughton (6-2, 290).

Senior Mason Morgan (5-11, 250) provides strength and size on the interior of the defensive line.

Junior Jesus Torres (5-3, 155) handles the Leopards’ kicking duties.

With Pulaski Academy removed from the 7-4A, the Leopards are poised to take the conference outright in 2012.