The Crossett community watched Monday night as one of its own stood on the sidelines during the Rose Bowl.
Crossett native Tray Scott is a defensive line coach for the Georgia Bulldogs, who will now be playing in the college football championship Jan. 8.
“He is a great young man, and it’s so nice to see one of our own out there,” Crossett city council member Lynn Rodgers said.
Scott’s mother, Rose Clark, said that Scott is humble young man and doesn’t like a lot of attention.
“‘It’s just a job mom,’ is what he will tell me, but I am so proud,” Clark said.
Crossett High School women’s basketball coach Shanae Govan is Scott’s first cousin. Govan said that Scott has always been an inspiration to her and that he has sent her words of encouragement during her coaching journey.
“I am so inspired and proud to see Tray headed for the national championship,” Govan said.
The Georgia Bulldogs beat the Oklahoma Sooners in overtime 54 - 48, and will play the Alabama Crimson Tide for the national title at 7 p.m. Monday.