The 2020 Bryan County High School Redskins (baseball) finished the season with a .500 record (5-5 overall, 1-3 in region play). While the season was cut short, there was great growth and promise for the future of the young and talented Redskins.
The Redskins ended the season on a huge win against region opponent Toombs County. Coach Justin Covington said that he felt it was a “turning point for the Redskins” and that he “felt the momentum of the season begin to swing” in the right direction. When asked about the future of the team Covington grew in excitement.
“We’re going to be much stronger moving forward! We had some unfortunate injuries of two key players, and they’ll be back. The underclassmen that had to fill those positions gained great experience against quality teams and pitching. I look forward to seeing these boys back on the diamond (hopefully over the summer), and in the weight room in the off season. It’s time to sharpen our ax.”
The Redskins will return eight starters in the 2021 season.
The 2020 tennis teams team experienced quite a bit of growth in its short season.
‘We had new faces from underclassmen to upperclassmen, as well as skill improvement. We were competing well with area schools, often forcing tie break situations with stout opponents like St.Vincent’s and Swainsboro High School. If these student athletes work on their game and improve their skills during the off season, they will be in a good place moving to Region 3A next season.
Our boys line up consisted of Colton Gunter (1st singles, freshman), Elisha Walker (2nd singles, senior), Waylon Hall (3rd singles, sophomore), Coleson Story (1st, doubles, senior), Ahmad Dukes (1st doubles, junior), Tyler Burnsed (2nd doubles, freshman), and Jordan Taylor (2nd doubles, sophomore). As for our girls team, our singles players were Hannah Butler (1st singles, sophomore), Haley Hannah (2nd singles, senior), and Brooklyn Hewitt (3rd singles, senior). Our doubles teams were comprised of Victoria Burns (1st doubles, senior), Dorian Stokes (1st doubles, junior), Reagan Marmolejo (2nd doubles, junior), and Emily Edwards (2nd doubles, sophomore).