New kids on the block

By Anthony Rhoads

It will be a historic weekend for two Southern Crescent football teamsws as Luella and Mundy's Mill make their varsity debuts.

Mundy's Mill is in its second year of existence but the Tigers played a junior varsity schedule last year. It was a solid season with the Tigers ending up with a 5-5 record.

Saturday, the Tigers will be playing for real as they play host to Peachtree Ridge at Tara Stadium. Peachtree Ridge, out of Gwinnett County, is also a new program.

"We're still working, trying to get better," Mundy's Mill head coach Chad Estes said. "We're excited about it and are looking forward to it. Hopefully, we'll have a lot of parents and students come out and support us."

Mundy's Mill is a very young team with no seniors. Even though they are young, some of the players have the potential to be forces on the football field.

One play who has particularly stood out has been sophomore defensive end Quentonio Anderson. He stands at 6-feet-2 and weighs 250 pounds.

"He's got size; he's got speed," Estes said. "He's one of those special kind of players who can dominate."

Tonight, Luella plays host to Whitewater, a new school from Fayette County.

Luella is in its first year and is playing a partial, non-region varsity schedule this year.

"We've been excited about it for a long time," coach Paul Burgdorf said. "Most of our schedule is first or second-year programs. We feel like we'll be able to compete and have some success."

The team has shown promise in scrimmages but the squad saw mixed results in the pre-season.

"We're very young and inconsistent," he said. "In our two scrimmages we're had difficulty running the ball and stopping the run but at times, we've looked strong in several other areas."