Coach Gibson sees ‘bright spots’ in Greenwave team, despite 56-10 loss

The Leeds High School football team is young, but showing potential. Photo by Christine Prichard/Viewtopia Pictures

The Leeds High School Greenwave suffered a big loss Friday night against the Sylacauga Aggies, but Coach Lee Gibson said Saturday morning he saw “a lot of bright spots” out of his young players, despite the 56-10 score.

“Coaches watched film from the game afterward, and we saw a lot of good plays and great senior leadership. The attitude stayed positive,” Gibson said.

The first game of the season was played away at Sylacauga, which is a larger team in the 5A category while Leeds is a small 4A team. Gibson credited Sylacauga for having a deep bench of talented players to pull from throughout the game, which Leeds doesn’t have.

Many Leeds players started for the first time Friday night, including several ninth graders on offense and defense.

“They’re going to be great football players, but we’re going to have some growing pains with them as they go until they learn and get better,” he said.

The Greenwave plays John Carroll in their first home game this Friday.

See Thursday’s Leeds Tribune for more insight into this year’s football team from Coach Gibson.

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