Bullets try to replace Bell

Published 2:50 pm Wednesday, August 6, 2008

By By BRIAN HAINES, Sports Writer
JAMESVILLE — Bullets’ head coach Richie Ange is looking to build on last year’s Tideland Conference championship team, but knows that will not be easy.
While it is always difficult to repeat as conference kings, it is even harder when you lose to graduation your quarterback, who happened to be the Tideland Conference Player of the Year.
Ange, whose Jamesville squad went 8-3 last year, said he has some players who are capable of playing QB, but it is hard to find someone to fill the spot that then becomes vacated by the move.
Ange said the early choice for first-team QB is Justin Barr.
Good thing for the Bullets is that they won’t start tomorrow; in fact, Jamesville won’t be playing football that counts until Sept. 12 when it hosts Mattamuskeet.
Because of the merger hold up, which intends to splice Bear Grass with Roanoke, and Jamesville with Williamston, the Bullets were left with a few holes in their schedule and have byes the first three weeks of the season, and another one on Oct. 10.
Ange said he tried to plan for the merger taking place, but when it didn’t, it was hard to get back some of the previously scheduled games.
The Bullets’ coach can only concern himself with things he has control over, and right now that is games that his team is scheduled to play.
Returning to Jamesville are eight starters from last year’s team, and Ange said he likes his current crop of seniors.