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Dream Season: How South Forsyth's Epeagba endured injury, tragedy to lift War Eagles
In his senior year, Epeagba scored his first varsity touchdown, then impacted playoff run
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Stanley Epeagba (14) battled through injuries and heartbreak in his first three years of high school, finally making the field as a varsity player in August. He's scored ten touchdowns since. - photo by Micah Green
In the first game of his senior season, Aug. 21 against Mountain View at home, South Forsyth running back Stanley Epeagba was still looking for his first varsity touchdown. He cracked jokes with coaches and players in pregame about “breaking one open,” leapt up and down a few times to showcase the sturdiness of his knees, but in his mind he was still internalizing the opportunity in front of him: he was healthy, physically and mentally, and had finally made it.