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Two of the nation’s most highly-anticipated freshmen will be on display for Creekside’s spring game at 7 p.m. Friday.
Who are these guys? There are the Berry Twins, Evan and Elliot Berry.
Perhaps you’ve heard the last name? Older brother Eric Berry, who also played at Creekside, was the fifth overall choice of last month’s NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.
The twins have as much potential, as least at this young age. Both are bigger and faster than Eric was as a baby-faced freshman, say Creekside’s coaches.
Here’s the breakdown of the Berry Twins:
Evan Berry: The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder is competing to be Creekside’s No. 1 QB. Said coach Johnny White: “He throws the ball very well, he’s a very good athlete, and extremely fast — running 4.43 in the 40-yard dash at Scout’s combine.”
Elliot Berry: The 6-foot, 190-pounder is a candidate to start at tailback. Said White: “Big, fast, and wants to be great. They are both hard workers.”
The Berry twins, due to their famous football lineage, will be to talk of Creekside for the next four years. But the Fairburn school has plenty of other talented players:
Josh Holsey, DB, 5-11, 180: Now a junior, Holsey was the first freshman to start at cornerback since Eric Berry and Terrance Parks (signed with Florida State). He had 5 interceptions last year, and will likely be highly recruited.
Josh Freeman, DT, 6-0, 280: Described as “the heartbeat of the team” and was second in tackles last year as a junior with 96.
Corey Redwine, DT, 6-2, 285: The senior had 83 tackles, including 17 tackles for losses. Redwine has generated a lot of curiosity from SEC and ACC schools.
What about this spring for Creekside? The Seminoles have major parts of both the offensive and defensive line returning. They need skills players, and are also looking at other freshmen than the Berry Twins to play right away.
Team: Creekside Seminoles
Spring Game: 7 p.m. Friday
Spring practice dates: Ends May 14
Last year’s record: 6-4
Starters lost: 9
Head coach: Johnny White
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