Chelsea captains aim for leadership on, off field

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This week’s captains for the matchup against Briarwood.

Emmy Wren, Chelsea Buzz Reporter

Leadership, the action of leading a group of people or an organization, the key to success for any football team. Each week, Chelsea head football coach Dustin Goodwin, along with the rest of the coaching staff, choose four different captains to lead the team at Friday’s game. 

This week’s captains that will lead the Hornets against Briarwood are Jack Bailey, Garyson Maddox, Evan Durham, and Kyler Cowart. Each of these captains are responsible for leading the team, speaking to the officials, and doing the coin toss.

When it comes to choosing the captains of the week. The coaches like to look at the players’ leadership skills, attendance to practice, and how they perform. Once the season starts the coaches grade the players game film and practice film, this along with the other factors help the coaches decide on who the captains are for the week.

“Leadership is earned and I and the coaching staff hope that the players are earning the right with their teammates to be leaders by their actions on and off the field,” Goodwin said.

For the Chelsea football team, everyone is able to become a captain. 

Goodwin changes up the captains each week to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to become a captain. 

“I want all of our guys to be leaders and don’t want to self-appoint one or two guys in those roles,” Goodwin said. “I would really like everybody to take on leadership personalities.” 

Since the season has begun, many other players have gotten the chance already to be captain of the week. 

Week one’s captains for the game against Oak Mountain were Will Fant, Marquis Turner, Kaleb Thomason, and Maddox. Week two’s captains against Helena were Zach Zeigert, Brady Clements, Ethan Vickers, and Cooper Griffin.