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Mashburn lands spot on scout team at Troy

By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
Former T.R. Miller Tiger Michael Mashburn is getting a chance to continue his football career this fall as a member of the Troy Trojans scout team.
The 5-11, 230 lb. Mashburn played on the offensive line during his stint at T.R. Miller, but this year he has been moved to the fullback slot.
T.R. Miller coach Jamie Riggs said Mashburn's opportunity to walk on at Troy is a good thing.
Riggs said he is not surprised at the position change for Mashburn.
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T.R. Miller graduate and former W.S. Neal coach Ronnie Cottrell is off to a 2-1 start at Carroll High School in Ozark.
After Carroll dropped its season opener against Enterprise 29-0, it has bounced back with region victories over Stanhope Elmore 26-25 and Booker T. Washington 21-20.
Another former W.S. Neal coach, Shane Smothers, is also off to a 2-1 start at Walker High School. Walker fell to E.B. Erwin 30-20 in the season opener. It has since won region games against Cullman 21-17 and Muscle Shoals 38-14.