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September 13, 2013

UR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Young Bulldog shines in Week 2

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

According to Simpson, Boyd’s stats from week two are only scratching the surface as to what he can accomplish at GMC Prep.

“We’re very excited about the fact that Jai is only a sophomore. You know, we’ve got Colby [Lawrence] and Rekarche [Griffin], both seniors who are going to be graduating,” he said. “When you start thinking about roles for down the road, a game like last Friday night just goes further to prove that Jai’s going to be able to fill that role in the future.”

As only a sophomore for the Bulldogs, Boyd has big plans for his team and expects to fulfill his end of the bargain this season.

“I just want to finish off the season and go to the playoffs,” he said. “I got to just keep pushing forward. My expectation is to go out and play to the best of my ability.”

Approaching week three of the long season, Simpson is proud of his young player and looks for his team to continue to move forward each week.

“I think that it’s an outstanding accomplishment for a sophomore to be selected as the Athlete of the Week; you know, he had an outstanding night, but you know our guys really aren’t all that concerned about who takes the credit. I mean, he didn’t have the most carries, but he had the most yards; he didn’t have the most tackles, but you know he probably played the best overall game,” Simpson said. “Week-in an week-out it’s going to be a different kid, and our kids, as long we’re getting the result we’re looking for, they’re not real concerned who gets that credit for the most part. I think Jai’s bought into that and so have the other guys, so we’re really excited about what we can do and we hope we have several other guys win the award.”

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