Choctaw football coach Greg Thomas
I spoke with Choctawhatchee football coach Greg Thomas today. He was getting in some last minute vacation time before the season starts.
Thomas’ group will be young this year with just 13 seniors on the roster. He said they have been averaging 120 players per day at summer workouts. An encouraging number to say the least.
The position battle at quarterback between Garrison Floyd (Jr), Adam Barker (Jr.) and Quint Gornto (So.) will continue into the fall, but the Indians do have a fairly set group at the offensive and defensive line positions. Though depth is an issue.
The Indians’ Josh LeMay injured his knee in the spring and will be out for the fall. LeMay was the lightning to Therion Robinson’s thunder in Choctaw’s backfield last year. His absence will be felt in a big way.
Chase Whitehead, who was slotted to play quarterback initially in the spring, made the move to running back.
For what it’s worth, Whitehead looked good in the spring game.
“You know how the kids say now, ‘he’s a baller,’” said Thomas, summoning his teenage football player lingo. “He plays multiple sports. He epitomizes what a high school athlete is all about. He’s just a go-getter.”
As for workouts, Thomas credited three players specifically for leading the way.
“Chase Whitehead, Alton Plott, Tyler Theriault,” he said. “Those three take it to another level. Not that they are our strongest guys we have, but they get after it.”