CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — Just call Canton the city of brotherly love and Creekview High the school of hard knocks.
“I could burn you any day of the week…”
That’s the type of banter you’d expect from two brothers, and on the Grizzlies football team t happens a lot.
There are not one, not two, but 10 sets of brothers, all on the same team.
“In 26 years, I haven’t had anything close to this,” coach Terry Crowder said.
“We had our picture taken on picture day and I got a text from one of the mom’s saying we had 10 sets of brothers, which I was really surprised. We try to have fun with it.”
With a winning record already this season, this team has proven that brothers who play together, stay together.
“I got better hands than he does…But he runs better routes than me,” player Brian Davis said.
His brother Adam responded, saying “I’m better looking, no doubt….In the long run, that’s what counts.”
Jake Radam said he’s better than his brother at just about everything…except for football. “He’s a little better.”
Even with all the trash talking and competition on and off the field, having so many brothers on one team has its advantages, according to coach Crowder.
“The little brothers like to compete with the older brothers so any drills we can get them together, its fun to watch. Any time they compete, they get better,” he said.