MULLINS, S.C. – Mullins Auctioneers football coach John Williams is fresh off a successful 2018 season, going 9-2 and reaching the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. Things will be new in more ways than one in 2019.

The Auctioneers are joined by members of the Creek Bridge Warriors football team because of a district student merger. That includes coach Jimmy Vereen returning to the staff along with former Mullins lineman and assistant coach Denton Graves.

“I’m very impressed,” Williams said, referring to the Warriors participating in practice. “Creek Bridge has a lot of talent along with us, and I’m really excited about the players that are coming over.”

Williams said the depth looks good for the program.

“Our goal is learning and getting everyone on the same page,” Williams said. “There are different techniques, and we have to make sure everybody knows what they are doing.”

The Auctioneers will open the season at Latta on Week 0 in a nonconference game.

Williams said the team will begin official practices on Aug. 2 and football camp on Aug. 6. He said following the positive season, the players are more excited.

“More people are involved and looking at the program, and our kids are more into it,” he said. “Actually, what we really needed, the Creek Bridge players are bringing it to us. I’m pretty happy about that.”

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Born in Atlantic City; raised in Mullins. Graduated from SC State University, home of the mighty Bulldogs. Editor of the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise. Loves spending free time with his daughter. Huge sports fan.

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