Former Everett High football star Lewis Cine helped the University of Georgia claim the college football championship in a 33-18 victory over Alabama Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Cine, who was an All-Scholastic defensive back at Everett High under head coach John DiBiaso, had seven tackles and a key breakup of a pass in the red zone in the game that was televised nationally on ESPN. A 6-foot-1-inch, 200-pound defensive back, Cine led the Georgia defense as it limited Alabama and its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Bryce Young, to one touchdown in the game.
Cine was selected as the Defensive Player of the Game. He was interviewed by ESPN’s Rece Davis following the game. Davis said the Georgia defense “has been talked about as being one of the best in the modern era of college football.”
“After this performance tonight and a national championship, where does this defense rank – how should it be evaluated?” Reece asked Cine.
“I think our defense is definitely in the history books for what we’ve done all year round,” replied Cine. “Credit to the coaches, credit to the players, all the guys that we did this with – so we definitely made the history books.”
Cine played three years in the Everett High football program, helping the Tide win back-to-back Division 1 Super Bowls in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.