Leading rusher Ahman Brown and several other players have quit the Lowndes football team this week, according to the Valdosta Daily Times.
Lowndes is 3-2 after losing last week to third-ranked Colquitt County 37-7. Lowndes also lost to Newton 15-14 in one of the season’s biggest upsets.
Brown has rushed for 311 yards this season. He had four carries for six yards against Colquitt. The newspaper also named offensive lineman C.J. Schell among those leaving the team.
Lowndes coach Randy McPherson would not confirm or identify the players who had departed.
“We’ve got a bunch of kids out there,” McPherson told the newspaper. “Eighty-five strong and 140 in the program.”
The Lowndes players’ departures weren’t the only major roster changes that have made news this week. Wheeler quarterback Elijah Staley, who is committed to Mississippi State, was dismissed this week after he argued with his head coach during a game last week.
Also on Thursday, Peachtree Ridge coach Mark Fleetwood confirmed that safety Nick Glass, formerly committed to Georgia, and Dru Moody, once the team’s leading tackler, are no longer with the team.