Gwinnett County’s newest football program, Lanier High, is considering playing more varsity games next year.
The Buford school opened its doors this year and opted to play a non-region schedule that had only one varsity opponent — Mountain View, which defeated Lanier 55-7 two weeks ago.
Lanier (1-3) plays the rest of its games against JV and freshmen teams, with the squad defeating Meadowcreek’s JV 42-12 for the program’s first win last weekend.
“We’ll do our evaluation at the end of the year and see what we can pull together,” Lanier coach Billy Wells said. “It’s a two-year cycle with [scheduling], so most people have committed to a ‘home-and-away’ during that cycle. Once our season is over, we’ll take a look at things and try to determine what we can do with what’s available.”
Wells said he would like to add a couple of varsity games next year, with the new opponents likely to be other new schools in the metro area or out-of-state teams.
“It would be hard to fill up a full varsity schedule,” Wells said. “I expect our schedule to predominantly remain the same next year.”
Lanier High has 70 players on its roster, including 60-percent freshmen.