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New offense looks to spark Cottonwood

Published: Aug. 10, 2016 at 9:14 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2016 at 1:30 AM CDT
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HOUSTON CO., AL (WSFA) - The Cottonwood Bears are looking to change the football culture this season.

Jon Gilmore is stepping into his first year as head coach after 18 years as an assistant at Eufaula.

Gilmore is changing things up on both sides of the ball for the Bears.

Cottonwood will go from a slant defense to a read defense. A change that Gilmore believes is crucial.

Gilmore also brings in a new ground and pound offense to the Bears that he thinks could bring some life into his team that is coming off a 3-7 season.

"This is going to be under center. A lot more downhill," said Gilmore. "Not a whole lot of zone blocking. Man on man football. My goal is that if you want to play us, it's going to hurt."

Cottonwood opens up the season with Houston County on Aug. 19.

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