Back on the football field after multiple seasons battling injuries, Joe Goldsmith is one of the anchors of the Warrenton defense that has allowed less than 12 points per game to help the Warriors to …
Back on the football field after multiple seasons battling injuries, Joe Goldsmith is one of the anchors of the Warrenton defense that has allowed less than 12 points per game to help the Warriors to a 4-0 start this season.
The senior linebacker battled a collarbone injury as a sophomore and missed the football, basketball and baseball seasons as a junior due to an ACL injury. Goldsmith registered 16 solo tackles, 10 tackle assists and two sacks through Warrenton’s first four games of the season. Goldsmith totaled over 550 total yards on the ground in his sophomore campaign. He also recorded 22 solo tackles and 12 assists as a sophomore.
Q: Did you play a lot of sports growing up?
A: “Yeah, I started football when I was in fifth grade.The last sport I picked up, but I've played basketball and baseball my whole life.”
Q: Do you have a favorite sport?
A: “Not really a favorite. I love them all.”
Q: Do you think the defense is playing well and is off to a good start?
A: “I feel like our defense has really stepped up. We've been changing the game out there, really shutting them down.”
Q: What was it like having to sit out last year and then being able to play again this year?
A: “It was tough. I mean, around nine, ten months I was out and then the year before, I had a collarbone injury. So it's been a long time since I've been on the football field, but I'm glad to be back.”
Q: Is there a benefit to playing just one side of the ball?
A: “I'm still coming off my ACL injury, so my doctor said I can play defense right now. So hopefully soon to come, I'll be able to play running back around week five, week six.”
Q: You guys ended last year strong. You got off to a fast start this year. Do you feel like the team is coming together and even maybe has their best football ahead of them?
A: “Oh, yeah, I feel like we have a good group of guys and we're just ready to work, ready to win, ready to play.”
Q: What is the focus as you guys look towards the rest of the season?
A: “We’re looking forward towards a conference championship. Hopefully we get that and yeah, we’ve just got to keep improving as a whole honestly and just stay on the same page. Keep rolling, keep playing good.”
Q: Warrenton also has a lot of weapons on offense. Is it nice having both sides of the ball contribute?
A: “Yeah, it’s nice when we get a break and, our offense can do that, put on a show.”
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