Good Hope

Good Hope's Charlie O'Neil participates in a drill during practice.

GOOD HOPE — The Raiders put together an outstanding 2018 season.

Now, they are in search of an encore performance.

Good Hope opened fall camp earlier this week and will host Carbon Hill on Aug. 23 in hopes of jumpstarting another dazzling playoff run in Class 4A.

The Raiders went 11-2 last season and reached the quarterfinals for the first time since 1997.

Good Hope will need to replace the production of 22 graduated seniors, but head coach Alan Scott has a ton of confidence in this year's talented group.

Need a quick football fix? Then take a look at this year's Raiders below and check back for a full story, roster and pictures in the 2019 Football Preview Magazine — due out Wednesday, Aug. 21.


2019 Good Hope Raiders

% Head Coach: Alan Scott

% Last Year's Record: 11-2 (5-1 in Class 4A, Region 5)

% Key Departures: Bailey Quick, Preston Bagwell, Isaiah Green, Matt Schwaiger, Matt Hancock, Dylan McDonald, Matt Dixon, Jackson Hancock, Peyton Hill, Sam Jones, Dawson Speegle, Riley Kilpatrick, Ethan Rasco, Justin Rasco, Austin Knight, Johnny Quick

% Key Returners: Tanner Malin, Colton Bagwell, Walter Perez, Jager Burns, Drew Maddox, Jared Pugh, Trevor Pace, Doston Putman

% Coach Speak: "Everybody's excited, and the opportunities are in front of them. The effort has been good. We told them we're only, as a team, as good as they are individually. I want them on every rep to give me everything they've got, knowing that they're going to mess up at times, and that's OK. Do it full speed, take coaching and just get better. If you can do that, then that's going to lead to positive things." — Alan Scott

% Player Speak: "We've been waiting all summer to start practice. We've been itching to get out here. The expectations haven't changed from last year. This is Good Hope football, so the expectations are high." — Drew Maddox

"It's very exciting. Two weeks until our first game, and we can't wait for it." — Trevor Pace

% Jake Winfrey can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 136 or at jwinfrey@cullmantimes.com.​

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