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R.C. Hatch Bobcats

Classification: 2A, Region 4

2004 record: 0-10.

Outlook: Hope, and they say, springs eternal, and things are no different in Uniontown, where the R.C. Hatch Bobcats are looking to rebound from a winless 2004 campaign.

Head coach Jammie Abraham says the Times coverage area’s only 2A team is in much better shape entering the 2005 season than the 2004 season, thanks to the influx of a number of athletic players Hatch went without last season.

“You can see,” Abraham says, “that we have some much bigger boys this season.”

Among them is Justin Myers, a sizable tackle who proved very difficult to block in Tuesday afternoon’s practice. The Bobcats also have more overall players on the 2005 roster–more than 25, a solid number for the Hatch program–and greater depth.

Abraham and his staff still have a lot of work to be done, but at least they can feel confident in the direction the program is moving–and that maybe the die-hard hoops junkies in Uniontown will take notice.

“We’re going to be looking,” Abraham says, “to upset some people this season.”