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Savannah State football wraps up fall camp

On the marsh, the Savannah State Tigers wrapped up their fall camp Saturday morning with a walk-through at T.A. Wright Stadium.
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Published: Aug. 28, 2021 at 9:51 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - On the marsh, the Savannah State Tigers wrapped up their fall camp Saturday morning with a walk-through at T.A. Wright Stadium.

The team appeared loose and full of energy as they head into game week for their first fall football season since 2019.

They’ve added some new parts since we saw them last, and they’re coming together, but Head Coach Shawn Quinn said this is really the beginning for his squad.

“It’s like getting the band back together, and hey, the drums need to be a little louder, we need to have a little bit more of a lead guitar, bass needs to tone it down,” said Quinn. “Every year it’s a little different, but the principles are the same. Play hard, play together, but the pieces may be a little different, so I’m excited to see where this group’s going. We’ve got a long way to go, and by the end of the year we hope we’re playing our best football.”

While there is a quarterback battle up in Statesboro, back in Savannah senior quarterback, the returning starter, D’Vonn Gibbons has the job seemingly locked up on the Marsh for Savannah State. Still, fans could see some different players under center this season, adding different wrinkles to the offense.

“We feel good about four guys right now and the freshman local player from Islands, Jadon Adams, has done a really nice job. D’Vonn Gibbons has had a good camp, JT Hartage has had a good camp, and Mason Wood, the transfer from Georgia has done a good job, so we’ve got three guys that have played, and we’ve got a fourth guy I think is in the mix, so that’s a good problem to have, and you know, obviously we’ve got to settle in on one, but we feel like we’ve got a couple of guys we can win with,” Quinn.

The players say they feel confident no matter who is taking the snaps.

“I feel like we can win with any one of them, so it really doesn’t matter,” said senior running back, D’Angelo Durham.

The Tigers open their season on the road one week from Saturday. Kickoff will be at 6:00 p.m. at D-2 powerhouse, Valdosta State, a tough early test for SSU.

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