Countdown to Kickoff: Anderson Co.

CLINTON, (WVLT) -- Davey Gillum is entering his fifth year at Anderson County. He'll have a team this fall that features three of the traits every coach wants: Size. Speed. Depth.

"We're as deep as we've been in the 14 years I've been there," assistant coach Gary Terry said.

The Mavericks return 8 starters on offense, much of that is on the offensive line.

"Our offensive line, almost all come back intact with the exception of 1. The skilled positions are loaded," Terry added.

Traditionally, Gillum has had teams that throw it all over the field. This fall, however, the Mavericks just might be a run-first type of team, as AC is feeling good about its ground game.

"Everybody's got to buy in to what the coaches are teaching. And the lines got to be big and block real well. And I think they'll be strong,' quarterback Tyler Hicks said.

Anderson County went 5-6 last year, getting knocked out of the playoffs in the first round.

The Mavericks open up the season August 23 at Clinton.

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