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In August of 2023 WGHS Softball, Volleyball, and Football returned to the fields and court, building on last year’s successes.
By: VIRIDIAN Sports Team
In August of 2023 WGHS Softball, Volleyball, and Football returned to the fields and court, building on last year’s successes. The Varsity Football team made the playoffs for the first time in school history. They also won a playoff game. The Varsity Softball team finished 6th in state, also winning a playoff game. The Varsity Volleyball team finished first in 4A Area 6 region.
This should be an exciting fall for sports.
After the best season in program history, via MaxPreps, the team looks to bounce back this fall season. Although the roster graduated some talent, they retained most of their roster from last season.
Varsity starter, Kayden Miller, who plays both WR and DB, answered, “I improved my route running, recognizing coverages, and man defense.” When asked about his pregame ritual, he responded with, “I like to pray. I ask Him [God] to protect me through this game.”
Varsity Head Football Coach, Robert Andrews, was also interviewed about the team. When asked about who he thought the most improved player was, he responded with, “It’s tough. A guy I'm impressed with is Emery Langston. He’s developed each year and I’m excited to see what he does.” Afterwards, he compared this years and last year’s teams. He said, “We are going to be much younger. We had a lot of seniors last year. I think we have a lot of talent on this team, but it’s inexperienced. In the first couple of weeks, if we grow through the experience, we have the potential to be great this year.”
The Warriors look to test themselves and their young talent on August 18th at 7:30PM.
After a great 2022-2023 season, the team is looking to have another great season after having a 23-13 record while also being region champions, via MaxPreps. The team has great things ahead of them.
When senior Meeshun Taylor was asked what she was excited for in the upcoming season, she responded, “It's my last season. I hope we can have a great season and make it to and win state. I believe in our team, we can do great things.” When asked about her game day rituals/how she gets in the zone she stated, “I listen to music before the games and hussle in warmups.The group talk really encourages me, so I take that encouragement and pass it on.” Although the team is similar, they all differ on opinions/traditions. Sophomore Madison Whitley was interviewed. She stated her traditions, “When I put my hair in braids, I hit better.” The girls had a great summer, but when asked, Madison stated the difficult parts, “The heat and conditioning was challenging. I know it was hard. It was all worth it because we’ve got a great team and we can really make it far.”
The varsity softball team has had an unexpected start with one win and two close losses, so they need your support on Tuesday afternoon against Chestatee at home.
In the 2022-2023 Volleyball season, the team went 7-0 in the region tournament, along with 22 regular season wins via MaxPreps . As a new season is starting and games are played and won, the volleyball team is looking forward to another great season.
On August 7, 2023, the team won their first game of the season with a score of 2-0. During set one, Warriors made a 22.0 scoring average, however they were not so lucky in the second set, with a scoring average of 17.5 against the Spartan’s 19.0.
Before the first match, Aubree Smith (10) stated that she thought the game would go well. She also went on to say that the team’s scrimmages went well, also.
The victory in the first game and this positivity from Smith give the school a hopeful outlook for the upcoming volleyball season.
WGHS had an amazing year for sports last year, especially in the fall. It should be just as exciting this year.
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