A Sequoyah High School football player has earned a spot in a national
magazine's All-State list for Georgia's Class AAAA.
Brandon Alexander, a wide receiver for the Chiefs, will appear with 24 other
players in Georgia in the December issue of Tailgater Monthly, a sports fan
magazine covering the U.S. sports scene. (see article on page 22).
Alexander is taking the news all in stride. "I was hanging out with friends
when I heard [about the honor]," he says. "I think my friends were more
excited than me."
Alexander, who's a Sequoyah senior, has played football since fourth grade
when he played with Hickory Flat teams with the Cherokee Youth Football Association. He also plays on the Sequoyah varsity basketball team,
but says football is still his favorite sport.
Last month, he broke a school record in a game against South Forsyth,
racking up 230 receiving yards that night and surpassing the previous
school record of 167 yards in a game set in 2003.
And while his playing days in high school football are over, he hopes to see
another football field soon. "I plan to get a college scholarship and play
football and major in agricultural engineering," he says.
The Tailgater Monthly magazine teamed up with the Georgia Independent
Sports Reporters Association for the poll, specifically for the Class AAAA
"Through the urging of many readers and a commitment from sports reporters from around the state that cover the smaller classifications, we
have been able to pool enough resources to formulate an annual Georgia
High School Class AAAA All-State Football Team," the magazine's CEO
Kevin Miller said in a statement.