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Lions head coach Gibson volunteering with Spencer football

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

The Spencer Greenwave are in year three under Calvin Arnold, and expect to do big things in region 2-AAA.

Spencer came a game away from making the playoffs last year, but the addition of a senior transfer at quarterback and a new up-tempo offense have the Greenwave confident, but not wanting to give too many details.

“It’s wide open,” said senior running back Jayson Sims. “We got—well, I’m not going to tell you much about it. I don’t want to give it away, but it’s something new. It’s fun.”

Also new will by the Greenwave offensive coordinator: Columbus Lions head coach Jason Gibson, as a volunteer. Senior quarterback Joshua Hall said Gibson gets on him, but it’s the kind of coaching he needs.

“From my stance, I think we work a whole lot harder here, from last year to this year,” Hall said. “We’re trying to get as far as we can into the season.”

Spencer also has the benefit of experience. A number of key players were underclassmen last year, meaning they got some valuable reps.

“This year’s team is a little different because a lot of those guys that played last year were sophomores,” Arnold said. “A lot of guys have game experience, and we have a lot of guys who were freshmen who played last year.”

Spencer starts the season Thursday, Aug. 21 on the road against Russell County, with the Heritage Bowl against Carver on Aug. 29.

 

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