July 3, 2009

Noxubee OL expects another strong season

For an offense to be successful there must be a group of talented linemen in the trenches doing the dirty work.

During Noxubee County's state championship run last season, Gussie Lane certainly got the job done from his tackle position leading his team to a perfect 14-0 record. The Tigers are once again predicted to be one of the favorites with the 6-foot-1, 270-pounder paving the way.

Noxubee County lost starting quarterback Termarcus Conner to graduation feels that should not stop them from having another successful season.

"If we get our quarterback situation right we should be alright," Lane said. "I think we are going to be a little bit more of a running team this year because we have three senior offensive linemen coming back. We will be more of a running team but we will still have Vincent Sanders outside. He is always a threat out there so we should be pretty good."

Lane is still awaiting his first scholarship offer but has the attention of several schools, one of which he feels is close to an offer.

"Recruiting is going pretty slow right now," Lane said. "But other than that things are going pretty well. I am hearing from Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech and Illinois. Nobody has offered me yet but hopefully Southern Miss should be really close. I just need to send my highlights to them and I should get an offer from them real soon."

Several of Noxubee County's rising seniors visited Mississippi State for junior day in the spring. Lane along with Sanders and Earnest Harmon made the short trip from Macon to get a look at things.

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