Four Winds football program continues to grow and mature

Mike Bellmore, Features Editor

Sheldon Greywater heads into his third season as head coach of the Four Winds High School football program this fall.

And after a couple of years in the growing and maturing process, the program will become a member of Region 3 this year.

“This is going to be a year of growing pains,” Greywater says. “Limited game experience will hinder us, but the boys are eager to put in the work in practice and they are showing a lot of improvements over the past couple of weeks.”

The Indians went 1-6 last year on an independent schedule as the building process continued.

They played a couple of 11-man JV teams.

Only one senior was lost to graduation, and seven seniors, five juniors and four sophomores are back.

Troyal Thumb is one returning senior, and at 6-foot-5, 255 pounds he'll be counted upon to do the heavy work.

Others will be Murle Richotte, who will be one of the more versatile players on the team and Jerrett Cook will round out the group of seniors.

Chuck Lovejoy, one of the school's more all-around athletes will be the quarterback, Geoff LeftBear, Joey Greene, Chris Cook and Colby McKay, along with Ivan TwoHearts round out  some of the roster.

Other names to watch include Lawrence Lightning, Wambli and Dawson DoBois, Manny Medicinestone, Braxton Lugar, Colby McKay, Johnny White, Leonard Richotte and Myron Harrison.

Greywater is being assisted this year by John Lohnes, Dave Davidson and Chris Morin.

Pictured on this page are some shots from one of the Four Winds home games last season.