Drew Gibbs and his father Trey Gibbs from Soldotna, Alaska have agreed to write a blog called A Family Affair for High School Football America throughout the 2015 season. It will chronicle Drew’s journey back from his injury and his determination to become a college football player.
Drew Gibbs began his senior season at Soldotna High School with high hopes. Gibbs, who played both ways for the Stars, was an integral part of the school winning three straight Alaska Medium School state championships. During the championship run, Soldotna had won a record-tying 29 straight straight games heading into the 2015 season opener.
The first game of the season against defending Big School champ Anchorage South was dubbed “The Game of the Century”, because of the clash of state champions. During the first quarter, Gibbs tore his ACL, ending his senior season and possibly his dream of a college football career. Prior to the injury, Gibbs had been offered scholarships by several teams.
The good news, is all of those schools contacted Drew after the injury and said he was still part of their plans.
On September 10th, Drew had his knee repaired by legendary orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Gibbs is now rehabbing for his journey into college football.
In the meantime, Gibbs is “assistant coach” for Soldotna with duties that include breaking-down game film and working with his peers.
November 10, 2015 – Drew’s last game through his dad’s eyes
October 16, 2015 – Championship Time in Soldotna
October 16, 2015 – Life Lessons
September 30, 2015 – Surgery and Beyond
September 10, 2015 – Drew’s story
September 9, 2015 – A Father & Son’s Journey