Happy Saturday folks. This will be the last Captain’s Corner of the week, but I’ll start up again on Monday morning. I already have a couple more in the fold for next week.
For those who missed out on our previous Captain’s Corners this week, big mistake. You can find all of our previous subjects on Captain’s Corner at the bottom of this post.
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What is your favorite part about football?: My favorite part about football is that the excitment it brings. Walking down to the field on Friday nights for games is unreal — unlike any other sport. I also love how football is all about contact and is a team sport.
What do you do to prepare for games?: I listen to the same playlist on my iPod, hydrate throughout the week and eat healthy so I don’t cramp up during games.
What did it mean to be named a captain?: I was very excited. After playing three sports in high school, this is the first time I was named captain. All the hard work paid off throughout my three years and going into my fourth. I felt that not only the coaches, but my teamates, teachers and community have a lot of trust in me that I will do good job at leading Dobbs Ferry football. As Justin (Kennedy) said, being a part of a varsity football team for four years, we have had tremendous leadership in the past on and off the field. My being announced as one of the captains is an honor and privilege in the Dobbs Ferry legacy.
As a captain, what will it take to be a leader?: To be a leader I have to set an example by working hard this summer and pushing my teamates throughout the hot and cold seasons. And also, by making the right choices on and off the field. I also have to be a role model to the younger kids that look up to us and that will one day be in my shoes.
Who is your team’s best teammate? Why?: Im going to have to agree with Justin on this one 100 percent. Eugene Rapay is not your every day kid. Last year Eugene had breathing troubles and was held back from playing on the field. That didn’t stop him from coming to every practice and game, showing that his dedication was there. Now that he is cleared to play and hit the weight room, I feel that Eugene will not stop short. With his work ethic he will prove to everyone that no matter how much time you play it’s not about one person winning the game, its a team sport — “11 men out as 1.”
Who is the best athlete on your team? Why?: Football is team sport. Not one person in my mind is the most athletic on our team. It’s not about how good one person can be, it’s about how that person can use their ability and athleticism to help others and bring the team together — to work as a team and win.
Who is your funniest teammate?: As Justin mentioned, I would have to agree Spencer (Avalos) wins this one. He loves to crack jokes here and there, but knows when it’s time to work. He doesn’t mess around.
What are your team’s goals for the season?: Our goal as team is to go to Syracuse and win states.
What will it take for you to achieve them?: I feel that to achieve this goal, we as team have to work hard, both in the weight room and as soon as the season offically begins in August. We need to take small steps and take each week as if it was our last. I strongly believe that everyone — including myself — needs to push themselves to the max and be the best they can.
After high school, what’s your next step?: I plan on playing basketball or football in college and pursuing my education in whatever it is I choose, either phys education or criminal justice.
Previous Captain’s Corners —
June 20: Joe Magardino, Horace Greeley
June 21: Jaylen Amaker, Mount St. Michael
June 22: Dan O’Connell, Panas
June 23: Justin Kennedy, Dobbs Ferry
June 24: Giuseppe Deluca, Eastchester
June 25: Gustavo Larramendi, Horace Greeley