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Georgetown Mitchell Brothers Support Each Other On And Off The Football Pitch | Sports

GEORGETOWN – Although it has been a tough season for the Georgetown High School varsity football team, with a 0-7 total team as of October 28 and 0-4 in Region 7-AAA, Taji and Josiah Mitchell had something to smile about.

Josiah, an offensive lineman for the team, was able to block for his brother, running back Taji, one last time when the Bulldogs faced Lakewood at home on October 29.

Josiah is a senior and Taji is a junior, and Josiah blocked for Taji for the past three years on the school’s varsity team.

Josiah Mitchell (60) and Taji Mitchell (22) from Georgetown with their mother, Richelle Frasier. Photo provided

Their mother, Richelle Frasier, loved seeing her sons supporting each other in the trenches.

“I’m a real emotional mom,” Frasier said. “I shed a tear every time I see them on the pitch together. I’ll be in the stands screaming, ‘That’s right, you’re blocking for your brother!’

“It lets me know that I raised my boys just to be there for each other outside of the house. Love shows in school, it shows in the field, this brotherly love that I taught them. “

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Taji has been instrumental in the Bulldogs’ offense this season. He is the No. 1 running back, but has also played as a quarterback and field goalie. On the defensive side of the ball, he plays defensive back and safety.

“As I get the ball back and run on his (Josiah’s) side, I know the hole will be open because I know I’m in good hands as he’s blocking for me,” Taji said. “He’s like my personal protector on the football field.”

Josiah said the feeling was mutual.

“It’s like a highlight of my senior year,” said Josiah. “Just knowing that my brother is running behind me safely makes me happy.”

Josiah had to leave Georgetown’s game against Conway on Oct. 22 due to injury, and Frasier said his eldest son was upset because he couldn’t continue to block for Taji.

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“He said to me, ‘Mom, I don’t want to leave the field because nobody is going to block for my brother like me, because he’s my little brother,” said Frasier. “He said, ‘I still have one game, but Taji has a whole year to play and I don’t want him to get hurt.’ It brought tears to my eyes. ”

Fortunately, Josiah was able to play in the season finale against Lakewood to block one last time for Taji.

The Mitchell brothers played an important role in Georgetown High athletics, as Mitchell’s older brother Omar played for the school’s basketball team until he graduated in the spring. last, and Mitchell’s second youngest brother, Ean, currently plays for the JV football team. as an eighth grade student.

There are five Mitchell brothers in all, Aaron Mitchell being the youngest.

“I call them my heartbeats,” Frasier said of his children. “Everyone knows I call them my heartbeat. “

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