Do-it-all athlete Jairus Brantley will rarely be off the field for Gainesville Christian


Today’s Rising Senior spotlight is on Jairus Brantley of Gainesville Christian, and if you are watching the Warriors play sports, chances are Brantley will be on the field, court or diamond. 

Brantley will play football, basketball and baseball for the Warriors this season.  He will play on the offensive and defensive line, as well as kicker and tight end for his 6-man varsity football team. 

Jairus Brantley of Gainesville Christian

His favorite high school sports moment was playing in last year’s state semifinals game against eventual FCAPPS state champion Donahue.

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During his career he has recorded 97 tackles and was an All-State special teams player. Brantley currently has interest from Division-III New Hampshire. 

Gainesville Christian will open up the regular season on Friday, Sept. 4, at First Coast Christian Academy of Jacksonville.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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