Interview with Varsity Football Captain Ethan Shannon

Andrew LoMedico, Editor

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Is it hard to balance school and football?

It definitely can be challenging at times, but if you have the right mindset and are determined enough, you can be very successful in both.

Are you planning on using football to get into college?

I would have to be given the opportunity at the right academic school for me in order to play in college. Football is a sport I have always loved, but I don’t want to sacrifice academics in order to play it.

What do you most look forward to every week on game day?

Game weeks are exciting for all of us, and most of us guys look forward to the pep rallies the most. We feed off of the energy from our student body, and it gets us hyped and ready for the game.

What has been your favorite game to play in?

Playing Lake Brantley every year is the most exciting by far. It’s a bitter rivalry. We don’t like them, and they don’t like us. The entire week is fueled by the dislike for the other team, and it makes for an electric atmosphere each time we play.

Any tips for underclassmen trying to play on varsity in the upcoming years?

The main things our coaches look for when evaluating players is their effort and how coachable they are. If you give everything you’ve got each and every play, and take what the coaches teach you and apply it, then you have a pretty good chance of getting noticed.

 

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