By D’Vaungh Kelley, Sports Editor
The upcoming senior football players have had a rollercoaster ride of a high school football career. Their freshmen year, they had a 1-9 record, and this led to many questions, but their freshmen year did show promise by having seven of them start the homecoming game against Gilbert High school. Those players are Juniors Peter Easaw, D’Vaungh Kelley, Sanquan Harrell, Eric Griffin, James Wilson and Marcus Stroman.
“It was a great experience. I got to start in a varsity football game as a freshman; not many other people can say that,” Easaw said.
After their freshmen year, the players had some people leave; Wilson transferred to Eau Claire High school, and Stroman decided to further himself in basketball when he verbally committed to the University of South Carolina.
Their tenth grade season was a little rocky, but the players did win five games and lost in the second round of the state playoffs to Strom Thurmond High School. During that year, they had more people leave; Griffin left Keenan.
He was a key part of the team, and he was like family.
The players had some more people in their class to join and fall off, but they did win seven games and were third in their region but lost in the second round of the playoffs to Central Pageland High School. Five members of the class started: Easaw, Kelley, Vernon Griffin, Jerry Thomas and Harrell. Many people in their class played a great deal.
“This year we are really trying to win a championship, and we plan to stay together,” said Harrell. This year’s signees think these upcoming seniors show a lot of promise and that they could go very far. They have faced a lot of adversity, but only time will tell what their futures behold.