THURSDAY • August 18, 2016
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in to kind of push our kids to get better,” Postell said. Those transfers already have multiple offers from colleges and are highly ranked in the state. Justin Gibbs, a receiver, and running backs Verenzo Holmes Jr. and D’Angelo Durham are joining the Warriors this season. “Even with Justin coming in at receiver, he’s actually made our other receivers better,” said Postell. The coach explained that when the receiver transferred, he was suffering from a high ankle sprain from sevenon-seven competition over the summer. He spent his first days at Grovetown working with trainers, but the coach said he was out on the field he was trying to help other receivers. “When he was out there with the kids, he was like a coach for us — kind of coached them up on different route
running skills and all,” Postell added. Postell said he anticipates the offense will gel together quickly. Last year, Grovetown was in a muchlarger region including 10 teams, several from the middle Georgia area. This year, they move into a new, smaller region with Greenbrier, Lakeside, Evans, Alcovy and Heritage of Conyers. Who does the first-year head coach see as the toughest region opponents? “Lakeside has always been tough for us. They’ve beat us every year since I’ve been here,” he said “Evans we kind of split with. I know they bring back a real nice running back-quarterback tandem in the backfield so that could be a tough game as well as the Lakeside game.” The coach said he does not know exactly what to expect from Heritage
and Alcovy. Both have new coaches and all you can do is look at last year’s record. This year, Grovetown fields about 125 athletes on the football rosters with about 85 dressing out for varsity. The program has 34 seniors this year on the varsity squad, about 27 juniors
and about 34 sophomores. The additional players fill in the rosters of the ninth-grade team and the JV team.