Coach Linn's record of the Gridlines is a staggering 191 wins to 46 losses, however, as proud of that record as can be, he is even more impressed with the young men that compose his team. Coach Andy Linn has developed a football team that is kind, thoughtful, courteous & caring, one that thinks of itself as a family as each player from the most senior player to the most junior member of the squad is always there to assist each other. The three players that came with him to the Williamsburg Host Lions Club Dinner Meeting were all record holders for the Layette Rams football squad all three have scholarship offers and one even stated that he has a GPA of 4.3 which is outstanding by itself. Coach Linn expressed his concern for all the bad news that we see and read about in the daily newspapers and on Television, but that you hardly ever see the good that they do. His football players volunteer in the community to assist with such things as assisting with the moving of the elderly, and has volunteered to assist the Williamsburg Host Lions Club with the heavy lifting of the Kettles that the Stew will be cooked in.
They sat at one of the "highly" regarded tables at the dinner meeting and when it came time to ask questions a Lion spoke up and said "how do you get these guys to speak up" The coach replied that the three of players are very soft spoken, he said that the only time he hears anything out of Hezekiah Grimsley (Wide Receiver) is after he scores a touchdown and then he simply tells the coach, Great Play Coach.
The Lions got the pleasure of meeting with these three players and when all was said and done, I am sure that the other lions shared my feeling that there is hope out there for the next generation, these young men are the leaders of tomorrow, and to think it was cultivated out of a High School Football coach who leads his players in all aspects of their lives, not just football.
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