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Gio Vonne Sanders, former Jeannette standout, announces move to Lackawanna

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Saturday, July 7, 2018, 1:51 a.m.
Jeannette quarterback Gio Vonne Sanders (1) breaks free for the first of his four first half touchdowns against Springdale on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at McKee Stadium in Jeannette. Jeannette won 48-0.
Ken Reabe Jr. | For The Tribune-Review
Jeannette quarterback Gio Vonne Sanders (1) breaks free for the first of his four first half touchdowns against Springdale on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at McKee Stadium in Jeannette. Jeannette won 48-0.
Jeannette quarterback Gio Vonne Sanders eludes Rochester's Darius Goosby during their WPIAL Class A semifinal Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Fox Chapel.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Jeannette quarterback Gio Vonne Sanders eludes Rochester's Darius Goosby during their WPIAL Class A semifinal Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Fox Chapel.

Gio Vonne Sanders, the former Jeannette standout football player and wrestler, is switching schools — and sports — again.

Sanders has taken quite a meandering path to the college level. He first considered Palmetto Prep in Georgia for football, then decided to wrestle at Pitt.

Now, he said he will transfer to Lackawanna, a junior college in Scranton, to rekindle his football career.

Sanders was a standout quarterback and defensive back at Jeannette.

Sanders said he missed football and feels he still has something to prove.

"This past year, while at Pitt, wrestling made me realize how much I love football and that I'm coming for what I deserve," he said. "To show people that I can play at a high level and that I wasn't just good in single-A football.

"I feel single-A does not get the respect as everybody else."

Sanders will join another former Jayhawks star: Robert Kennedy, who will be a freshman at Lackawanna in the fall.

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