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Steve Jones getting Harrison Central ready for the 2012 football season

LYMAN, MS (WLOX) -

Steve Jones used 7on 7 camps to get his skilled offensive and defensive players on the same page. Last week Harrison Central placed third at the Kroc Center Salvation Army 7 on 7 Shootout... losing to eventual champion Pascagoula in the semi-finals.

The 7 on 7 drills helped Jones to evaluate his quarterbacks.

Jones said, "We've got Thad Collins who's a junior coming up.  Brandon Barta who is a sophomore and Taylor Price who is a senior.  So right now we still haven't decided who will be the starter.  We've at the evaluation state at this point."

Jones enjoyed plenty of success when he was head coach at Ocean Springs, but after three years as head coach at Biloxi... he resigned and accepted an assistant coaches position at Harrison Central High School.  Last season Jones was head coach at George County High School. He's now back at Harrison Central this time as the head coach.

Jones stated, "I enjoy it simply because I know a lot of the kids.  I knew some of the youngsters when I did the 9th grade.  Of course the kids will be juniors this year.  I coached all those kids so I'm excited about it.  Feel like I've got a good group."

Jones knows the Red Rebels didn't fare that well on the football turf last season, but says he's ready to turn up the heat and turn the tide and it begins with dedication by his players.

Jones said, "We're working on things that will make us competitive.  A lot of it is having self discipline, work ethic and getting in the weight room."

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