Coach’s Corner: 9-2 still not good enough for Northside Eagles

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – At 9-2, some may see the Northside Eagles as having had a successful season. Not so fast, according to head coach Kevin Kinsler, who feels his team should always strive for better.

This is the first time in nearly 20 years (1997) that the Eagles have not won 10 games or more.

Ware County defeated Northside in the first round, 16-7, a year after the Eagles won the state championship.

Now in Region 1-6A, the Eagles will play against Coffee, Houston County, Lee County, and Valdosta.

This is Kevin Kinsler’s seventh season as head coach.


The offense will have QB Tobias Oliver once again line up behind center, and is considered to be a heavily scouted college prospect. Coach Kinsler says he may use him in other positions as well totake advantage of this athleticism.

RB DeSean Dinkins and WR Jaylen Sandifer will also be returning, as well as third-year starter Caleb Kelly.

The one question mark is the offensive line, which needs to replace three starters.


The Eagles will need to replace three linebackers, but will have LB Kam Burnett returning to bring experience to that lineup.

Returning players include Tay Northern, Tae Daley, and Isaiah Nelson.

FIRST GAME: August 19th versus Warner Robins at McConnell-Talbert Stadium.

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