Behind the stellar play of senior linebacker Courtney Pender, Sprayberry upset Dalton 20-17 last Friday to put itself in a good position to make the state playoffs.
Pender came away with 12 tackles and one quarterback pressure. He also had a fourth quarter pass breakup while covering Georgia Tech-bound running back Jahmyr Gibbs.
Courtney Pender, Sprayberry
Strengths: He’s fast, physical and likes to hit.
Working on: Reading the defense and focusing better.
His biggest football goal: Making the state playoffs this year and going on from there.
He encourages teammates by saying: “Go out there, play your hardest and play for each other.”
His finest football memory: Beating Dalton last Friday.
Who would play him in a movie about himself: Michael B. Jordan
Biggest fear: Spiders
Most used emoji: The laughing emoji. I like to make jokes.
Superpower: To control atoms.
Favorite Cartoon: The Boondocks
Favorite nighttime activity: Going to The Cookout with his teammates.
Picture he has on his phone: A Sprayberry team picture.
Not many people know that: He may be quiet but is always friendly.