A.J. Burns: Gordo’s new celebrity remains humble

A.J. Burns and Gordo Coach Ryan Lolley. Burns was named a team captain for the Gordo vs. Oak Grove game and scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON
Managing Editor
brian@pcherald.com

It was first down, early in the fourth quarter against Oak Grove. The ball is at the Tigers’ 1-yard line, with the Greenwave looking to score, leading 48-6. The Gordo coaches huddled together and devised a plan. The wanted A.J. Burns to get the ball.
“The crowd had started chanting ‘A.J.’ over and over and you know, I was thinking about putting him in at receiver and Coach Brown said, ‘Let him run it’. He ran it a couple times with our young linemen, but their ones (first team) were still in at the time,” Gordo Coach Ryan Lolley said. “Coach Bo Chapman, our offensive coordinator, he’s coached A.J. in Special Olympics for several years now, he’s on the headset and his younger brother Koy, who coaches with us said, ‘Plug in the ones.’ I said, ‘If we’re going to get them in there, we’re going to get Big (Xavieon) Glass in there too and let him get a push’. We did and he scored. Man, it was awesome.”

 


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