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The Rattlers are coming…

The Florida A&M Rattler football team is coming to Quincy’s Corry Field Saturday for one of their practice sessions and scrimmages.

New head coach Willie Simmons is bringing the team to the site where he played many of his successful games while starring for Shanks, the school across the road, when it was a high school. Simmons in his first year at the Florida A&M helm has 30 lettermen returning, including five offensive starters and six defensive starters.

“So far I feel we’re looking well,” Simmons says about early practice. “The team seems to be adjusting to our system. I’m also happy with our freshman class and feel they will be a big help to us.”

The event is part of the Gadsden County “Back-to-School Bash” that will be held earlier in the day at Shanks and conclude with the Rattler appearance. The practice session and scrimmage is free to the public.

“I’m looking forward to bringing the team to Quincy,” Simmons said. “We want everyone to know they are welcome and look to have a large crowd.”

By Joe Ferolito