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Haynesville line golden; Athletes of the Week

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The top-seeded Haynesville Golden Tornado will go against number-2 Mangham for the 1-A title. When hearing the phrase, "games are won and lost up front," the Tors have reasons why as the Haynesville offensive linemen are our Rountree Ford Athletes of the Week.

The Haynesville Golden Tornado are back in the Superdome playing for a state championship.  And they are doing so with many of the same pieces to last year's state runner-up puzzle.  The Tors are without only one of their starters from last season and this year they have only gotten better, especially the Tornado offensive line.

Head coach David Franklin says they've really improved and become consistent.  Quarterback Jerrell Jackson calls the line, "a brick wall."

The Haynesville players grow up knowing the strong and successful tradition of Golden Tornado football, and much like the rest of the team, what makes this set of linemen unique is they've been playing together since pee wee.

Guard Mikhall Cooper and offensive lineman Dantae Sturgis both talked about the chemistry and cohesiveness the line has played this season, and the they feel a much stronger bond than just chemistry.

And they're hoping the experience they gained together in last season's state championship loss will put them over the edge to win it all this season.

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