County’s all-star players soaking up final prep game

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The voices slicing through the warm morning air at the University of Indianapolis are Griffin Oakes’ cue to do what he does best.

“Field goal unit ... field goal,” shout South All-Star team coaches in unison, their pleas spiked with urgency while trying to orchestrate a successful time-running-down red-zone situation at a recent practice.

Just like that, Oakes, one of the most accomplished kickers in 56 seasons of Greenwood Community High School football, if not the best, jogs onto the artificial turf of Key Stadium and calmly drills a 27-yard field goal.

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