Southeast Bulloch is off to a 2-0 start in 2010 thanks in large part to a vastly improved defense. Through the first two weeks, the Yellow Jackets are allowing 30.9 fewer points per game than last season.
A big reason for the change is Patrick White, who has stepped up big in his senior season to help SEB in its rebuilding efforts and has been named a permanent team captain by his teammates for the season.
“I just go out there and do whatever I can to help out the defense,” said White. “We worked hard all summer and in practice, and I think it’s really starting to show on the field. We have a lot more confidence in ourselves in the huddle and we believe that we can win every week.”
Not content to merely stop opposing offensive, White is capable of creating his own. He got the scoring started in last weed’s win over Long County, hauling in an interception and racing 79 yards for a touchdown en route to the 23-12 Jacket victory.
“That was the result of the whole defense playing well,” said White. “Everyone was in position, a teammate tipped the ball, and it fell right to me. Then, everyone got in front of me and gave me an easy path to score.”