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Prep Profile: Blackville-Hilda Hawks

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Coach: David Berry (22nd year)

Offensive coordinator: Brian Dove (3rd year)

Defensive coordinator: Albert Pressley (8th year)

Region: 4-A

Last year: 6-5 (4-3 Region 4-A)

Starters back: 6 offense, 3 defense

Key returners: QB/DB Chris Kearse (Sr., 5-9, 165), WR/DB Javon Dukes (Sr., 6-0, 185), OL Logan Beasley (Sr., 5-10, 240), OL Bobby Harley (Jr., 6-2, 270)

Key games: Aug. 20 vs. Barnwell, Sept. 10 at Williston-Elko, Oct. 29 at Calhoun County

Glass half full: Blackville-Hilda returns much of its offense. The defense played well last year, and defensive line is the position that has the most depth.

Glass half empty: The Hawks limped home in 2009 with three consecutive losses to end the season. Challenging county rival Williston-Elko will be a tall order.

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