When asked what will be missed the most about their high school career, here’s what each player had to say:
“Friday Nights, playing under the lights for our fans. There’s nothing like this senior football class. We’ve been together since we were young, Rec League. That’s all we know,” stated Jabari Hollins.
“Most likely miss the coaches and the players; this year was an amazing year. We all bonded and got closer together and that’s what I’m going to miss number one,” Christopher Hopkins added.
“I’m going to miss family and friends here. The football team as well and this school period,” said Chori Evans.
The decision in choosing the right school was a no brainer for some, a few of the players wanted to stay close to home. “Basically staying in South Carolina and being close to my parents,” Chori Evans listed as his reason for choosing Newberry College.
“I chose Mars Hill because I feel I’ll fit in and will be able to play. I really liked the environment when I took my visit,” stated Jabari Hollins.
“Newberry has a great program and academics. I didn’t want to go far away from my mother,” said Christopher Hopkins.
Although these players would be considered the new kids on the block, they are confident in their abilities to contribute to the team once they step on the field.
“I hope to contribute anything the coaches need and try my best to get it done,” said Jabari Hollins. And in conjunction to what Jabari said, Chori Evans added he would focus on, “Working hard, being on time and doing all I can do.”
To sum things up, Christopher Hopkins said he would be working on “leadership, my work ethic and to show them that you don’t necessarily have to be a senior to be a leader.”
A few last words from Coach Kennedy for the seniors: “I’m just glad to see them benefit from the program, using the athletics as a stepping stone to a higher education. I just want them all to go to college and come back with a degree.”