By: Kaitlyn Marlowe
Senior number eight, Jeremiah Russell, started playing at HVA junior year and has become a key member of the football team.
Q: What positions do you play?
A: “I am a running back and linebacker.”
Q: Why did you start playing football?
A: “Honestly, I like that I get to hit people.”
Q: What is your favorite football memory?
A: “Scoring the game winning touchdown at State when I was only a sophomore.”
Q: Which teams are your favorite to play?
A: “Blount County, Dobbyns-Bennett, Maryville and now West since I’m competing against a team I played for.”
Q: Will you try to play football in college?
A: “I will definitely try to play. I plan on going wherever I can get the best scholarship to.”
Q: Do you have favorite college and pro teams?
A: “Ohio State is my favorite college team and the Carolina Panthers are my favorite NFL team because of Cam Newton.”
Q: Have you played any other sports?
A: “I also played basketball and baseball.”
Q: What advice would you give to your teammates?
A: “Play hard, give effort, and play like this is your last game. Leave it all on the field.”