Sometimes things just do not work out like they many believe they will. Such is the case with Bradwell Institute and Georgia commitment Chester Brown.
Bradwell entered the season with a veteran squad that returned most of its starters, and most teams in Region 3-AAAAA expected them to make a splash.
Pre-season expectations were high, but five games into the season, the Tigers are 1-4, and have been bombarded with injuries.
Despite the adversity, Brown and company have remained positive and believe that better things have yet to come.
"Injuries have really hit us and it's been disappointing so far, but we know we are better than this and the season can turn around," the star lineman said.
Brown, who committed to UGA in July, has been a dominant force up front all season, but he acknowledges that the losses have had an effect on him.
That effect, however, is nowhere near negative.
"I know it's life, you know. Sometimes things happen and you struggle but I just come out and work harder every day," said Brown. "My coaches have noticed too. They told me that they can see me working harder and are trying to get us going."
The talented offensive lineman has the same attitude toward his future team.
Georgia got off to a frustrating 0-2 start, but Brown sees things changing after three straight wins.
"Man, they are playing well right now. Especially the defense," he said. "And Isaiah Crowell is just so explosive. He is making so many plays."
The Bulldogs may have secured a commitment from Brown back in July, but the Bradwell senior still hears from his future position coach, Will Friend, and is working hard to be ready when he comes on campus.
"Coach Friend tells me that I need to work on my pass blocking, but they are excited about my strength and the way I lock on to guys when I run block," Brown said.
Adversity affects people in different ways, and Brown believes that this experience will continue to impact him down the road.
"I know this is going to help me so much and make me so much better," he said. "It will definitely make me stronger."
It appears that no matter the circumstance, there will be no heads hanging in Hinesville.
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