WPIAL Week Four Spotlight Players

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1.      Drew Fontana – Class of 2023 – Offensive Line – Central Catholic High School - @drewfontana33

1. How would your coaches and teammates describe you?

- My coaches and teammates describe me as a reliable player who they can always count on to give 100% and get my job done.

2. What makes you a good player? What are the strengthens in your game?

- How fast and technically sound I am. My speed helps me out in outside zone and being active with my

hands and landing good punches helps me big time in the passing game.

3. What are your hobbies or interest outside of sports?

- I love hanging with my friends, lifting weights, listening to music and playing basketball.

4. What is the toughest class on your schedule this semester?

- Accounting and Trigonometry

5. Is there a coach that you look up to as a role model and why?

- Coach Byron and Coach Pinkston both have a very deep understanding of the game and are very willing to share it with not only me but the whole offensive line. They push us to be our best and never let up always pushing us to be the best we can be.

6. Rank the top 5 priorities currently in your life?

- (1) God (2) Family & Friends (3) School (4) Football (5) Lifting weights

7. Do you have any secret talent?

- I can dunk a basketball

8. What does your daily routine look like?

- Wake up - School - Practice - Go Home to eat - Home work - watch more film - prepare for the next day - relax and watch TV with my mom - sleep – repeat

9. What are your preferred pre-game locker room routines?

- As soon as I get on the bus I listen to music specifically Polo G and Rod Wave to keep me relaxed but not too relaxed. When I get taped I write LLJ77 on my tape for a friend of mine who passed away during Covid-19. I also write BABA for my grandmother who passed away during Covid.

10. What is your favorite song or musician to listen before games?

- Before every game I listen to Intro by Meek Mill to set my mind for the game.

11. Who has the best Pizza in Western, PA?

- Adrian’s Pizza on Thompson Run Road in North Hills

12. Who has the best Chicken Wings in Western, PA?

- North Park Lounge in McCandless (Amazing)

13. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

- I can see myself on my own with a wife and family, a college degree, and a pit bull.

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2. Tiqwai Hayes – Class of 2025 – Running Back – Aliquippa High School - @tiqwaihayes

1. How would your coaches and teammates describe you?

- A workhorse teammate and the silliest person in the room.

2. What makes you a good player? What are the strengthens in your game?

- I have great vision and can see the play before it happens because of lots of film watching.

3. What are your hobbies or interest outside of sports?

- I have no other hobbies football is my life. I must make this football thing work.

4. What is the toughest class on your schedule this semester?

- Chemistry

5. Is there a coach that you look up to as a role model and why?

- All of my coaches because they treat me as if I am one of their own kids

6. Rank the top 5 priorities currently in your life?

- (1) Family (2) Football (3) School (4) My teammates (5) Football

7. Do you have any secret talent?

- No secret talent I play football at a high level.

8. What does your daily routine look like?

- Wake up - Brush my teeth - school - Practice - home - eat - sleep – repeat

9. What are your preferred pre-game locker room routines?

- The team will have a mini concert and then start focusing in

10. What is your favorite song or musician to listen before games?

- Rod Wave

11. Who has the best Pizza in Western, PA?

- Foxes

12. Who has the best Chicken Wings in Western, PA?

- Hometown spot called Stevie’s

13. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

- In the NFL dominating

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3. Dallas Harper – Class of 2023 – Gateway High School - @dharper_2

1. How would your coaches and teammates describe you?

- They would describe me as athletic and versatile

2. What makes you a good player? What are the strengthens in your game?

- My ability to play any position on the field and my IQ

3. What are your hobbies or interest outside of sports?

- Playing video games and hanging out with friends

4. What is the toughest class on your schedule this semester?

- Composition

5. Is there a coach that you look up to as a role model and why?

- My dad and Grandpa because they taught me a lot about the game and what it takes to be a great player.

6. Rank the top 5 priorities currently in your life?

- (1) God (2) Family (3) School (4) Sports (5) Friends

7. Do you have any secret talent?

- No Special Talents

8. What does your daily routine look like?

- Wake up - school - practice - home - eat - sleet – repeat

9. What are your preferred pre-game locker room routines?

- Listening to music and lock in for the game

10. What is your favorite song or musician to listen before games?

- Lil Durk and Real Richizzo. My Favoirte song is when we shoot by Lil Durk

11. Who has the best Pizza in Western, PA?

- Vocelli’s

12. Who has the best Chicken Wings in Western, PA?

- Hooks Fish and Chicken

13. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

- Playing in the NFL

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4. Josh Jenkins – Class of 2023 – Quarterback – Sto-Rox High School - @1kaeee_

1. How would your coaches and teammates describe you?

- A hardworking kid who is always trying to put his team in the best position to win every week.

2. What makes you a good player? What are the strengthens in your game?

- My feel for the game, everything comes naturally. My strengths are my pocket presence, my poise in the pocket, I can make every throw and I can run.

3. What are your hobbies or interest outside of sports?

- I am a YouTuber, I do TikTok and I play video games.

4. What is the toughest class on your schedule this semester?

- Pitt Psychology & Trigonometry

5. Is there a coach that you look up to as a role model and why?

- My OC Darrien Fields has been big in showing me how to carry myself and be a college recruit and

preparing me for the game of life.

6. Rank the top 5 priorities currently in your life?

- (1) Trust God (2) Family (3) Be a great teammate (4) Keep a 4.0 GPA (5) Make other people smile

7. Do you have any secret talent?

- I can sing

8. What does your daily routine look like?

- Wake up - Brush my teeth - facial routine - get dressed - school - practice - go home - eat - shower – night facial routine - sleep – repeat

9. What are your preferred pre-game locker room routines?

- Pre-game meal - Tape up early - Listen to music - talk about the game plan with OC

10. What is your favorite song or musician to listen before games?

- Drake - NBA YoungBoy - Lil Baby

11. Who has the best Pizza in Western, PA?

- Papa Johns

12. Who has the best Chicken Wings in Western, PA?

- Wings over Pittsburgh

13. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

- Doing everything I ever dreamed of