Wednesday, February 6th, was an exciting day for some senior athletes at Sandy Creek. In total, there were eleven athletes that took their athletic careers to the next level.
First up was Devon Lewis who signed to the University of South Carolina for track. Lewis holds two school records and is a defending state champion in the 100 meter race.
As for football, these Patriots will be a force to be reckoned with at the college level. Most of the seniors who signed have won three state championships and have only lost one game.
Defensive Lineman Zach Lane came to the table to sign to Tusculum College in Tennessee, which is the same college that Coach Walker played for. “Zach is an outstanding young man who put in exceptional work all season,” said Walker. New to the team this year was Jaylon Harvey who, according to Walker, contributed in every way they asked him to. Harvey signed to Mars Hill University in North Carolina. Wide receiver Kyle Wilson signed to the University of Memphis. “Kyle had a great year and made a huge impact on the team,” said Walker. Josh Branom will be joining Zach Lane at Tusculum College. Kicker Mitchell McMillin who holds several kicking records in school and state history, signed to West Georgia. Along with Devon Lewis, offensive lineman Alan Knott also signed to the University of South Carolina. Knott was an All-American and was a unanimous All-State selection. “It’s pretty safe to say, this is the best offensive lineman in Sandy Creek history,” commented Walker. Fellow offensive lineman Issac Saxton signed with Lenoir Rhyne. “Only 5.7% of high school football players will receive a scholarship. I’m blessed to be in that percentage,” said Saxon. Spencer Roberts, another key contributor, signed with Tusculum College as well. Shaq Wiggins who was also an All-State selection, signed to the University of Georgia. Last but not least, safety Corey Griffin signed to UGA rival Georgia Tech which could be an interesting match up next season.