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Athlete of the Week: Lady Devils' Brown versatile
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Sarah Brown, Statesboro High School soccer player. - photo by MIKE ANTHONY/staff

    Statesboro High School junior Sarah Brown has done a great job of keeping soccer balls out of the Lady Blue Devils’ net this season.
    Playing against Grovetown Monday night, she was able to put a pair into the goal.
    With Statesboro dominating early and often in what eventually became an 8-0 victory, SHS coach Brian Thomas bumped Brown up and into the Blue Devils' offensive attack.
    “I was excited to be able to press up,” Brown said. “I have played midfield before, so I was comfortable with it. To be able to get a couple of goals on top of that was great.”
    Now sitting with an 8-3 record — and with a No. 2 state playoff seed within reach — the kind of versatility displayed by Brown is one of the keys to the Lady Blue Devils’ success.
    Fellow defender Taylor Sarratt is another option to be moved up for additional offense, and the Devils have no shortage of depth on the bench.
    “We’ve been working together well all season,” Brown said. “A lot of us have played together for a while now. We’re really comfortable with whatever we’re asked to do. That’s what makes us tough.”