Valley View’s senior quarterback threw for five touchdowns Friday night, rallying the Cougars from a 14-point deficit to a 35-28 win over Berwick in a battle of District 2 unbeatens.
What does this win mean in terms of where you are and what you want to accomplish in November? I think it proved we can be a championship-type team. Coming back down 14 against a team like Berwick, most teams can’t do that.
Other sports you play? Wrestling, track
Favorite teams: Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets
Athletes you admire: Lamar Jackson
Superstitions and rituals: I always wear a white leg sleeve on my left leg. I’ve also got white Nike high socks that I wear now.
Most famous athlete you’ve ever met? Joel Embiid. At a 76ers game, I was able to go out on the court. I went and saw him at his car, too.
Other than football, what skill would you like to master? I would say tennis. I tried it in gym class and I thought I was good at it.
How do you think being a quarterback prepares you for life ahead? I think it helps with leadership, being able to take over a group and speak up and talk to everyone, make sure you speak clearly.
Three people you’d like to have dinner with? Kevin Hart, Lamar Jackson and my grandpa.
What NFL or college player would you say you try to emulate? Lamar Jackson. Being agile, being able to tuck and run, and being able to deliver a strike.
Who’s your funniest teammate? Jakhai Simmons. He cracks me up all the time. I’m really good friends with him.
What’s the biggest thrill you’ve had in sports? Coming back and beating Berwick in the District 2 championship game my sophomore year.
Have you started thinking about what lies ahead for you after high school, both athletically and academically? I’m still working on academically what major I’d like to go into. Athletically, I want to go for football. Teams still talk to me about playing anywhere. I guess whatever college I go to we’re going to see.
One meal your mom make that you don’t know if you can live without. Baked macaroni and cheese.
One opposing player you’d love to have as a teammate. Taegan Wilk from Berwick, for sure. It’s a tossup between him and Tylil White from Scranton.
Marty Myers began his career as a sports writer at The Wayne Independent in Honesdale, where he served as sports editor and later managing editor. After 10 years there, he joined The Times-Tribune in 1994 and has spent the ensuing years reporting on high school sports, local and professional golf. An award-winning journalist, he also enjoys his duties as a copy editor for The Times-Tribune, editing stories and designing pages. A native of Williamsport, Marty resides in Clarks Summit. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-348-9100 x5437 or @mmyersTT.