Franklin County senior quarterback Garyson Millender gets upended by a Hamilton County defender during action in the spring game May 16. Coach John Cooper said the somersault came after Millender threw a completion. “He should have gone low instead of going high,” said the coach. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

Seahawks gear up for 2024 campaign

Now that the Franklin County Seahawks have begun summer workouts beginning Monday, Monday through Thursday 9 to 11 a.m., Coach John Cooper is looking forward to a lot of great things from his players.

He also has high hopes for a new member of his coaching staff.

After deciding to step down from a successful stint as Lady Seahawks softball coach, including a 153-85 record dating back to 2014 which includes several lengthy postseason stretches, Scott Collins has joined Cooper’s coaching staff as offensive coordinator.

“He’s had an amazing record as an offensive line coach at Wakulla and Tallahassee schools,” said Cooper. “Bringing him in is a breath of fresh air. He loves football.”

Collins will be in charge of shaping the game plan, but “I’m going to be in his ear non-stop,” said Cooper. “It’s going to be awesome to have him out there.”

On the defensive side of the ball, assistants Brock Johnson and Ray Bailey will be calling the shots. Bailey will also focus on the receivers and the defensive backs, while Johnson will hone the efforts of the quarterbacks and linebackers.

Willie “Suge” McNair will help shore up the backfield, while Mike Todd zeroes in on defensive end play.

The Seahawk schedule

Friday, Aug. 23 @ Bronson
Friday, Aug. 30 vs. Bell
Friday, Sept. 6 vs. FAMU DRS
Friday, Sept. 13 @ Liberty County*
Friday, Sept. 20 @ Rocky Bayou Christian
Friday, Sept. 27 vs. Aucilla Christian
Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Cottondale*
Friday, Oct. 11 @ Wewahitchka*
Friday, Oct. 18 @ Port St. Joe*
Friday, Oct. 25 vs. Graceville

* District Game

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Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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