Gordon Lee High School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by Jan Wright

Q & A With Coach Josh Groce

fordon lee high school football coach 2022

Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: This team is excited for the new challenge of playing in an AAA region. The teams in our new region are very close, so the region games should generate a lot of excitement.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Building depth.

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

A: Sam Carswell (TE), Nolan Dotson (OL/DL), Timy Duke (TE), Reece Eldridge (OL/DL), Tyler Forester (RB/LB), Robert Henson (WR/DB), Gabe Lowe (OL/DL), Holt Roberts (RB/FB), Eli Shell (OL), Logan Webb (RB/DL), Sam Wells (OL/DL), Conner Whitman (QB/DB), Kade Cowan (RB/DB), Nate Dunfee (RB/DB), and Brodie Genter (OL/DL).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Players are responding extremely well to coaching and want to improve every day.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Injuries.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: After making the playoffs for two consecutive years, players understand what it takes throughout the season to prepare for every game.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Enjoy every opportunity because it could be your last.

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: We have good team speed and smart players who understand our scheme.


Coach name: Josh Groce (4 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach at Gordon Lee)

Division/Region: GA 6-AAA

2021 Overall Record: 5-6

2021 District Finish: 4th

Mascot: Trojans

2022 Schedule


19 Trion (H)

26 Armuchee (H)


2 Southeast Whitfield (A)

16 Bremen (H)

23 LaFayette (H)

30 Coahulla Creek (A)


7 LFO (A)

21 Adairsville (A)

28 Ridgeland (H)


4 Ringgold (A)

Coach’s View

We have an extremely tough region and non-region schedule this year. Every team we play is a good football team. If this team can have players step up and own certain roles on the team, we will be able to create depth and competition within our team. With depth, we will be able to stay healthy, and with competitive practices, we will be prepared every week.