The 2019 season was the breakthrough Grimsley followers had been hoping for, because the Whirlies completed 12-2, profitable the convention championship and falling simply in need of an look within the 4-A title sport.
Whereas assured that the Whirlies might have one other good season, athletics director Ethan Albright questioned if a younger group with new faces in key roles might proceed this system’s progress. He needn’t have nervous.
“I used to be slightly involved coming into this 12 months, as a result of they didn’t have plenty of alternative for group constructing,” Albright mentioned. “(Brown) spends plenty of time with group constructing, attending to know one another, breaking down stereotypes, breaking down obstacles. It’s getting youngsters to know one another who don’t stay in the identical neighborhood. Once they break that down they usually get to know one another, it’s an awesome factor. They’re not all finest mates, however they respect one another.”
Followers gained’t have to attend lengthy to see if the Whirlies can proceed their profitable methods. A large chunk of key gamers from Friday’s win will likely be again on campus a number of months from now to start their title protection.
Quarterback Alonza Barnett, voted Most Excellent Participant of the title sport, will likely be again in addition to Offensive MVP Jeiel Melton and five-star defensive lineman Travis Shaw. In contrast to years previous, they may collect in a locker room the place a championship tradition has been validated.