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Tuesday September 17th, 2019 9:02AM

(VIDEO) Athlete of the Week: Gainesville defense provides foundation for Red Elephants' rebound

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GAINESVILLE — Gainesville football needed a boost in the worst way.

On Friday, the Red Elephants defense made sure Big Red got just that.

Yielding just 117 total yards, while also forcing three turnovers -- and scoring a touchdown off one of them -- Gainesville's defense set the stage for the Red Elephants' first victory of the campaign, 20-7 over Winder-Barrow at City Park.

For their collective efforts, which also included a blocked field goal, Gainesville's defense has been named the Conditioned Air Systems Athlete of the Week.

With two region contests remaining, the Red Elephants know they can still notch a playoff berth and take huge steps forward under first-year head coach Heath Webb.

With that in mind, members of the Gainesville defense talked with AccessWDUN Sports and Friday Game Night's Morgan Lee about their big night, busting a potentially demoralizing streak, and what the rest of the season holds for the Red Elephants.

  • Associated Categories: Sports, High School Sports, Friday Game Night
  • Associated Tags: High school football, Gainesville football, Athlete of the Week
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