Grayson HS (GA) is the top ranked team in the largest classification of Georgia high school football and also happen to be one of the top ranked teams in the country. While teams with that kind of hype normally make headlines as media talk about the monster expectations heading into the season, Grayson’s team is making them for other reasons.
According to local station WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, players staged a walkout at practice on Wednesday as a way to speak out against practice conditions. Coach Christian Hunnicut is entering his second season leading the program and is coming off a 10-2 season last year.
The article points out that players weren’t happy about having full-contact practices while practicing in shorts. While no one was injured, players shared that feared for their safety.
In what is going to lead to an interesting environment moving forward, players initially wanted Hunnicutt replaced, but have since backed off that as Hunnicutt apologized for the rough practice conditions and vowed to lighten things moving forward with their season opener later this month.
Hunnicut offered the following to Gwinnett Prep Sports after coaches and players met to get on the same page; “We addressed the issue with our players and our focus is preparing for our opener against Tucker.”
Grayson has a rich tradition as of recently, winning the 2016 state title under then head coach Jeff Herron, who spent one season with the school.