By Darius Cates
In the first three days of August, the Bullock County High School Football Team held a Stay-In-Camp under new Head Coach Derrick Levett. Coach Levett will be the fourth head coach in the last five seasons for the Hornets.
The past coaches were Coach Sheldon Ward, Coach Willie Spears, Coach Heath Laney. After years of being an assistant and position coach for various programs since 2007, Levett finally has a chance to be the head man behind the clipboard.
His focus for this season is to have the players believing in themselves. “We want them to be better than they were last year. We want the players to buy into the system. Once we buy into the system and go out and execute, I think we should be successful,” replied Levett.
Coach Levett plans on having a high-power offense with sophomore quarterback Kaleb Foster. Junior Jamal Thomas will lead the Hornets’ defense. The team completed weight lifting sessions in the mornings, special team drills by noon, and full practice in the afternoon during the camp.
A Macon County resident, Coach Levett, spoke about coaching against rival Booker T. Washington, “Of course it’s a region game. In a situation like that, you put your feelings to the side and do what you can to succeed. I know it’s going to be a great game.
I am Class of 2000 for BTW; I cooked food for both teams and have a large family base in Macon County. It’s going to be a great rivalry game, and I’m looking forward to it.”
Coach Levett will have his head coaching debut on Aug. 19, 2021, at Notasulga. The assistant varsity football coaches are Coach Jamez Smith.