• John Macon Gillespie

Cain Has Chargers Ready To Roll

The Grenada Chargers have been boasting a solid defensive unit for the past several seasons. Losing star players like CJ Avery and JJ Russell to graduation, it would make sense that Grenada would need a season or two to recover. That is not the case.

Led by rising senior Christian Cain, the Chargers look poised to have another season of stingy, playmaking defense. The 6-2, 180-pound defensive back racked up five interceptions in his junior season and is putting in work to drastically improve that number in 2017.

“Spring was good,” Cain told SES Mississippi. “I eventually broke my thumb the third practice making a forced fumble so I've been just working on my feet and coming out my breaks faster.”

Cain put on a show at one of the spring Fortius Project Combines and has since been getting major attention from college scouts but it appears his focus is on his team and winning. They did lose several key players to the Class of 2017 but Cain was able to list off sever key players that will make an impact for them this fall.

“My linebackers Jha-Mauri Johnson and Will Rounds, running back Deon House, my offensive lineman Baylee Trusty and athlete Jasper Williams,” Cain listed.

Cain loves competition and he loves to lock up with the best. That is why another team of Chargers has him excited.

“Oxford, because that game will show me where I stand as a defensive back,” Cain explained. “They have a D1 wide receiver in Jaqaun Webb. “It's always fun against these guys.”

Grenada is a small Mississippi town that is very proud of their team. Cain says playing for them is as good as it gets.

“It feels great simply because my city is small and we come from nothing,” Cain said. “To be the one to follow in J.J. Russell’s and C.J. Avery's footsteps means everything.”

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