Gordon Lee High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Jan Wright

Q&A with Coach Josh Groce

Gordon Lee High School football coach Josh GroceQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Hungry for their opportunity.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Maturity and leadership.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: Penn Askew (RB/DB), Zane Blaylock (RB/LB), Tyler Brock (WR/DB), Chandler Brown (OL/DL), Corbin Buffat (WR/LB), Justin Cruise (OL/DL), Caden Derryberry (WR/DB), Grant Dillard (RB/DB), Ely Green (OL/DL), Elijah Guthrie (OL/DL), Montgomery Kephart (K), Mason Leming (OL/DL), Hunter Stephens (OL/DL), and Ryan Swaney (RB/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Coming off a successful season, the players should know what it takes to be successful.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Coronavirus and injuries.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Leadership on and off the field.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Prepare every day.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: No.

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Coach Name: Josh Groce (3 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Gordon Lee)

Division/Region: GA 6-A

2020 Overall Record: 11-2

2020 District Finish: 2nd 

Mascot: Trojans


2021 Schedule


20 Dade Co. (A)

27 LFO (H)


3 LaFayette (A)

17 Gordon Central (H)

24 Southeast Whitfield (A)


1 Bowdon (H)

8 Mt. Zion (A)

22 Business Engineering Science Tech (H)

29 Armuchee (A)


5 Trion (H)


Coach’s View

If we can stay healthy and buy in to the process, this year’s team has the opportunity to have success. Every player has to learn his role and strive to be perfect every day. Hard work and preparation Monday through Thursday and playing our tails off for four quarters is going to put us in the position to be successful.

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