Kevin Whitley, Stockbridge
1. What is the real difference-maker in winning and losing in Georgia high school football? “I believe it’s E.A.T. – effort and toughness – that make the difference between winning and losing.”
2. Which player that you’ve coached is memorable mostly for his character or inspiration? “Eric Berry was the hardest worker, the most unselfish player I’ve ever coached. It was never about him. It was always about his teammates. He made everyone better. Great team leader.”
3. What is the best atmosphere for a high school game that you’ve experienced away from home? “It would probably be Camden County my last year at Creekside. Very hard place to win.”
4. As a player or coach at any level, which game do you wish you could play again? “Actually I don’t have one. The great thing about football is you get one shot. There are no game-two adjustments. On that day, the team that plays the best will win, so it’s about preparing for that day. I’ve won some of those games and I’ve lost some of those games, so there are no do-overs. I don’t get caught up in if I could do it again because I can’t do it again, so I just get ready for the next one.”
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