Boys Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Track · Senior Spotlight – Elias Ryans


ELIAS RYANS – Football, Track & Field

  1. What are your plans for 2020-21? Attending college
  2. What is your favorite memory from your time as an Emerald athlete? Enjoying the game with my teammates 
  3. Team Highlights: My sophomore year, the football team won the region and went to Upper State. 
  4. Individual Awards: 9th and 10th Grade – Junior Varsity defensive player of the year. 11th grade – Most outstanding varsity linebacker. 12th grade – Most outstanding varsity offensive back.
  5. What is your advice for the teammates who will play on your team next season? Enjoy every second/minute/hour/day of your sport.
  6. Will you be competing in college? I will be playing football at Methodist University.
  7. Is there anyone you would like to thank from your time at Emerald? Coach Kinard , Coach Childress , Coach Robinson , Mrs Deal  , Coach Deal , Coach Payne and My teachers

Coach Lisa Payne on Elias: EJ was a great leader for our sprinters this year. He came to practice each day prepared and ready to work hard. He had a good attitude and was focused on his goals to improve in individual events and the 4×100. EJ used every workout as an opportunity to get faster and improve his skills. That example of work ethic will be missed next year.