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Rising Senior – Elijah Flanders (Chiefland High School)

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We are recognizing the top athletes from the Class of 2021. It will include athletes from the following counties: Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, and Union.

Name: Elijah Flanders
School: Chiefland High School
What sports will you participate in during your senior year? Football
What position(s) will you play? OG/DT
Stats (if available, best times, etc.): 95 tackles 34 solo 12.0 TFL as a junior
Achievements (Academic and/or Athletic): First team All-Area OG and 2nd Team All-State OG (sophomore); First Team All-Area DT/First team All-state DT (junior)
Favorite high school sports moment so far: Coming back and winning in the 4th quarter against Newberry (2nd round of the Class 1A state playoffs) after being down most of the game.
Favorite quote or favorite coach saying: “Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.” – Former Alabama football coach Bear Bryant
What are you looking forward to most about your senior year: “Going out and having fun one last time with my brothers.”
Goals for your senior season: Be All-Area and All-State. Be the best team in the area and make a deep run in the playoffs.
College offers or interest: offered by Albany State

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