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New state playoff format gives Quincy, others hope for postseason

At times, Ryan Turpin struggled with the faster pace as a varsity football player at Quincy High last fall, a sophomore trying to find his way in a challenging 11-game schedule.

The junior cornerback, after an offseason of hard work, however, did not miss a beat when the Presidents took the field for their first scrimmage in late August against visiting Milton.

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