GSF Trojans honored as state champions in Columbia

GSF Trojans honored as state champions in Columbia

GREEN SEA, SC (WMBF) - The Green Sea Floyds Trojans were honored at the state capital Thursday morning as state champions, the first in school history.

While the championship celebration is still going strong for the Trojans, they know a target will be on their back next season, but for now it’s about enjoying the accomplishment of this season.

"This season was spectacular, I think we had a group of guys to get it done,” said quarterback Ethan Damron.

Damron will be back next season for his senior year with a chance to win back-to-back state championships.

During their time in Columbia, the team was honored by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“Some of these kids have never been to anything like that and would have no reason to ever be again unless they win another state championship,” said coach Donnie Kiefer.

Kiefer said he came to Green Sea to be a winner and not another mediocre football team, doing things the right way and playing at a high level.

“We all have heart and know each other,” said John Huggins.

“It’s unbelievable, just a great way to go out,” said Payton Clemens.

The trip to Columbia was most likely the last trip together for this state championship team, but that doesn’t mean returning players aren’t hungry for another state title.

“Sometimes when you have success so quickly, sometimes the kids can get satisfied,” said Kiefer.

However, this next class of seniors are far from satisfied.

“The grind man it starts right now, it started when the season ended. The journey is what it’s all about,” said Damron.

The Myrtle Beach Seahawks were also honored at the state capital for their championship.

The Trojans and Seahawks will now gear up for the next season as defending champions hoping for a repeat.

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