Lee County Trojans honored for championship
ALBANY, Ga. – It was a packed house at the Albany Exchange Club as the group honored the Lee County High School Trojans Football Team for their 2018 Region 6A State Championship.
The Trojans went back to back as champions in Atlanta in December, capping off a historical season.
Head Coach Dean Fabrizio has nothing but praise for his players.
He tells us, “Winning one state championship at the 6A level is an unbelievable accomplishment. To do it back to back, it’s one of those things that very few have done. We’re very proud of our young men for that accomplishment.”
The Trojans will go down as one of the most dominant champions in the state of Georgia. It’s the first time that the Trojans have gone back to back as state champions in school history.
Coach Fabrizio said, “To go undefeated through 15 games, to not have a game closer than 14 points and be as dominant as we were, again it’s a credit to these young men and how hard they worked.”
For some of the players, to finish out their high school careers with a ring is the culmination of years of hard work.
Senior Eric Price said, “We knew we had a job to do, and we had to do that to get back to the ‘burg.”
Sophomore Baron Hopson told us, “The first time it was an honor cause it was the first time. But the second time, we came back even stronger. And we showed we were a dominant team.”
While it may be too early to look ahead to the 2019 season, how does Coach Fabrizio feel about a possible three-peat?
He said with a laugh, “Now, our kids are already working hard for next year in the weight room, but we’re still enjoying this one.”
Even Hopson, the returning Sophomore is optimistic about the upcoming season.
“Hey man, I’m not tryna say too much, but we look good,” he said.
The Lee County High School Trojans will have 44 players on their 2018 championship team graduating in the Spring.