QUITMAN: Bulldogs a 'young' team in 2013

Conference: 5-2A

Coach: Fritz Heidenreich

’12 Record: 4-6 (2-5)

The 5-2A was a three-dog race in 2012, and unfortunately forthe Bulldogs, they weren’t a part of it. Quitman played Bigelow close in Week 4, but lost in overtime, 21-14.

“We were up 14 to 0,” Coach Fritz Heidenreich said. “They battled back and tied us and beat us in overtime. That loss took some momentum away from our team.”

The Bulldogs faced Magnet Cove and Conway Christian back-to-back two weeks later — both were losses — and they just couldn’t recover from there.

Junior Walker Johnson returns at quarterback on offense that averaged 30 points per game in 2012. Johnson passed for almost 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore.

Senior Hadley Martin and sophomore Chris Milam both see time in the backfield. Martin is the Bulldogs’ “outside runner” while Brown is the “physical tough runner.” on the team. Juniors Michael McRae and Royce Katzer and senior Lake Davis are the top receivers in the Bulldogs’ Spread offense.

Seniors Eugene Pegues and Jacob Carr, juniors Ty Davis and Josh Harrison and sophomore Darrick Sullivan project as starters on the offensive line.

Several Bulldogs play both ways. Pegues and Carr man the interior of the defensive line. Senior John David Ward is “elusive” at defensive end. Senior Jacoby Brown, Milam and Martin make up the linebacker corps.

Davis and sophomore Trevor Williams man the safety spots, and Katzer “plays the ball well” at corner.

Sept. 6 Augusta
Sept. 13 at Magazine
Sept. 20 at Cedar Ridge
Sept. 27 Bigelow
Oct. 4 at Cutter Morning Star
Oct. 11 Magnet Cove
Oct. 18 at Conway Christian
Oct. 25 Poyen
Nov. 1 at Mount Ida
Nov. 7 Mountain Pine

501 Football Team 2013 –
Hadley Martin

Nominated by Coach Fritz Heidenreich

Hadley Martin (Mike Kemp photo)

Classification: Senior

Position: RB/LB

On the field: Relentless pursuit to the ball. Off the field: He is friends to everyone.

Community work: He tries to help the less fortunate.

Sportsmanship: Hadley just plays. He does not say much, but leads by his play. He pushes others to do their best. He always works hard.

Classroom: He helps everyone feel better.

Expectations: He will be our overall leader. Players look to him for guidance.

Last Season: He started at linebacker and filled in at quarterback. He had 101 total tackles, five tackles for loss and one sack.