Denzel Gunby, Operation Football Life Player of the Week (WRDW-TV)
Wednesday October 26,
Lincolnton, Ga--Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell has seen pretty much everything there is to see on the football field. He's had lots of great players in his tenure. This year, his biggest surprise is our Operation Football Live player of the week, Denzel Gunby.
A year ago Gunby broke his leg in week two and missed the year. Fast forward 12 months and here Gunby is leading the red devils to an undefeated record. Against Aquinas on Friday, he had his best game to date. 261 yards passing and three long scores, 97 yards rushing and another touchdown. Coach Campbell calls him the catalyst to the team and never really saw him playing this much of a role when the season started.
"He's so much of a surprise on how he's come along and not only as a passer but a rusher." said coach Larry Campbell "I never saw him as being a hundred yard rusher or throwing for 300 yards. Knew he was a great kid, knew he was a good athlete but it's been a phenomenal year for him."
"We really needed that game, we had to win out to win this region and so it was very important for me to come out and play big and I felt I played alright." added Denzel Gunby
He played better then alright! Gunby could have had over 300 yards passing in teh first half but another TD pass was dropped. For his efforts, we honor Denzel Gunby of Lincoln County as our player of the week