Former Harlem offensive lineman Zach Piorkowski is the BMOC at LaGrange College. BMOC stands for Big Man on Campus – and at 6-5, 336 pounds, Piorkowski fits the bill.
During his prep days, Piorkowski was an all-county lineman for the Harlem Bulldogs, and after a freshman campaign spent splitting time on the J.V. and varsity teams at LaGrange, Piorkowski blossomed into the team’s top lineman as a sophomore in 2012. He started all 10 games a year ago and had 58 knockdown blocks. He also earned the team’s offensive player of the week for his performance versus Birmingham Southern, after grading out at 85 percent
This season, LaGrange is off to a 1-2 start, including a 35-21 win over Greensboro. In that game, Piorkowski was instrumental for the Panthers, opening holes for a team that amassed 384 yards of offense and went 9 of 16 on third down conversions.
Piorkowski is not the only Columbia County product on the football team at LaGrange. Former Evans standout Trevor Fowler is also on the squad. The 5-11, 229 pound Fowler is a reserve linebacker for the Panthers.
LaGrange only plays three more games in the state of Georgia this season. Home games on October 12th vs. Maryville (TN), October 19th vs. Huntingdon (Alabama), and November 2nd versus Christopher Newport (VA).
GREENE’S DAUGHTER TO PLAY TENNIS AT ALABAMA:
Former Evans player and longtime major leaguer Todd Greene was all smiles last week when his daughter Aryn made it official that she will play tennis at the Univeristy of Alabama. Todd Greene was a four-time All-American baseball player at Georgia Southern after guiding Evans to back-to-back AAAA state titles in 1988-89.
His daughter, a senior at Mount Pisgah in Roswell, Ga., is a two- time state champion, and will now play for one of the top women’s programs in the country.