With a lot of changes at Grambling High School, expectations remain high for new head coach Jamar Dorsey.”The No. 1 thing we want to do is play Grambling football,” coach Dorsey said. “Grambling High has a lot of tradition, and we want to get back to that. We want to score points on offense and stop opponents from scoring on defense.”
Dorsey, who played his collegiate career at Grambling State University, took over the head coaching position this year following Eddie Robinson Jr.’s years at GHS. Dorsey emphasized the legacy of being a coach in the city of Grambling.
“Eddie G. Robinson Sr., 408, the legend, the man. It says so much,” Dorsey said. “I just want to find a pair of my own shoes. To be a part of something special like that is an honor and privilege. I am just happy.”
Grambling High opens the season against Southern Laboratory High School in a game that some call the “Baby Bayou Classic,” and coach Dorsey realizes how important it is to get off to a good start.
“It is a huge game,” he said. “Anytime it is Grambling vs. Southern it is important. It is important for us to come out and play hard. If we leave everything on the field the game should be in our favor.”
The team will be led by senior linebacker/fullback Richard Sapp, tight end Justin Rodgers and quarterback Darius Livingston, who promise to bring excitement to the games, something that some say was missing in the years past.
“It is my job to keep everybody pumped and hype to make big plays for us this season,” Livingston said. “We expect nothing less than an 8-4 season this year.”
“I bring love to the game,” Richard Sapp added. “You have to bring love for your teammates to the game. That’s what I bring.”
The game against Southern Laboratory is at 6 p.m. Friday in at Robinson Stadium on the campus of GSU.