Talent is just part of the equation. A complete profile is key to marketing yourself as a true Student-Athlete.
Regardless of the state, a freshman starting at quarterback for a 5A squad is impressive. Adding to the eyebrow raise, if said freshman helps guide his team to the playoffs – we got something cooking here. The groundwork Class of 2020 quarterback Ryan Campbell has laid for future success is sprawling, and by talking to him, the talents will not go to waste.
The word athlete gets tossed around freely in the football universe. The term can apply to a multidimensional player capable of playing different positions on both sides of the ball, a player that might be a “tweener” without a true defined spot on the roster as of now, or, in the case of Peter Agabe, a player that is just flat out athletically gifted.
If it’s true that a picture says a thousand words, then one look at Raeanne Jones tells you that she’s irresistibly charming. Her smile is alluring and resonates confidence. There are many words that begin with the letter “C” that could describe Raeanne, but she’s no “C” student.
One by air and one by ground, that has been the offensive production of dynamic senior duo of Connor Noland and Kenny Wood for Greenwood High School throughout the 2017 season.
The Bulldogs offensive line hustled across the board allowing 44 points per game to be posted on the opposition with Noland picking apart defenses and Wood running over and past defenders aiding in a championship season.
After 47 years of covering high school football, there are things that we are still learning about this game – and that was evident last Friday night.
When the evening began, South Florida had six programs still in play to get to this weekend’s state championships in Orlando.
In another case of statistics plus reel equal the real deal, growing Class of 2019 talent Chris Roland-Wallace spent his junior season flying around the field at receiver, safety, and corner showcasing his ability to make the opposition pay every time he steps foot on the field. All the conclusion of the 2017 season does for fans of Palmdale High School football is make one wonder what Roland will do next.
With Chaminade-Madonna and Champagnat Catholic already punching their respective tickets to Orlando next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, there are four more spots that will be filled by Friday night.