Meet the Tigers! Football Player Spotlight

Player photos provided by Tina Mccormic

Our Many High School Tigers made it to the dome! Though they aren’t coming home with a win, they played their hearts out in an incredible game to match an incredible season. The Sabine Parish Journal is honored to continue to put the spotlight on the players that made the season possible. Help us congratulate Sabine Parish’s own Boys of Fall as we introduce you to the next round of Tiger Players! 

Without further ado, The Sabine Parish Journal brings you the Tiger Football Player Spotlight: Round 3!

 

James Hickman #50: Sponsored by Bass Heating and Cooling

“I get excited to come down the hill with my Brothers on Friday Nights.”

-J. Hickman

James enjoys the game of football and the bond it creates between the players on the team, much like brothers. A true team player, James loves to work together to get to the goal and “gives it 100 every time”. 

1. What aspects of Football do you get most excited about?

“Come down the hill with my Brothers on Friday Nights.”

2. What, in your opinion, makes an excellent football player?

“When you play together like Brothers.”

3. What is your favorite part of the game?

“Being able to help make touchdowns.”

4. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player

“My Brother Leonard Hickmans”

5. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?

“Cause’ I give it 100 every time.”

6. How does being an athlete make you a better student?

“Makes me enjoy going to school.”

 

David LaGrange #45: Sponsored by Daniel and Katie Jones and Bubba and Amanda Jones of Sabine Speedway

“Being an athlete makes me realize that in everything you do, you have to work hard for it, it will never come easy.”

– D. LaGrange

David loves that he can come to the field as a versatile player and add to the Many High School Football Team. He is driven and strives to be an excellent player. David loves that being an athlete can help him see where he needs to work harder, both on the field and in the classroom. 

1. What aspects of Football do you get most excited about?

“The energy and atmosphere of going out onto the field on Friday Nights.”

2. What, in your opinion, makes an excellent football player?

“Being able to be a versatile player, instinct, being able to play and be good at one position. Someone who is able to do multiple things is an excellent player.”

3. What player do you or did you look up too?

“I look up to Lavonte David.”

4. What is your favorite part of the game?

“The feeling that comes when you’ve worked and reached your goal and it finally pays off.”

5. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player

“Tacket, he has a great work ethic and he is always humble.”

6. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?

“It makes you realize that in everything you do you have to work hard for it, it will never come easy.”

7. How does being an athlete make you a better student?

“It helps me to understand where hard work can go, even in the classroom.”

 

Jaxon Foster #33: Sponsored by Nichol’s in Many

“Being an athlete inspires me to be a good person on and off the field.”

– J. Foster

Jaxon comes to the games ready to add strength, skill, and knowledge to the already amazing team of brothers that make up Many High School’s Football Team. With an impressive stat record of being able to bench 185, deadlift 315, and squat 355, Jaxon knows what it means to work hard for a goal and push yourself beyond your limits to achieve a great goal. 

1. What aspects of Football do you get most excited about?

“Getting Play time.”

2. What, in your opinion, makes an excellent football player?

“Skill, strength and knowledge of the game.”

3. What player do you or did you look up too?

“Ray Lewis”

4. What is your favorite part of the game?

“Offense”

5. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player

“Jesse Curtis”

6. What are three reasons you like being part of a team sport?

“Brotherhood, One goal, Fun time”

7. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?

“It makes me want to be a good person on and off the field.”

8. How does being an athlete make you a better student?

“To play football I need good grades.”

 

Jhevion Garner #55: Sponsored by Karmeena Garner and Tomiko’s Financial Services 

                                  “I look up to everyone on my team and I get most excited to be there with              them on game nights.”

-J. Garner

Jhevion represents a true team player in every aspect. He loves the camaraderie of the team and the atmosphere created by this band of brothers that is the Many High School Football Team. He looks up to each and every player for the unique skill-set they bring to the table and loves the competition of it all. 

1. What aspects of Football do you get most excited about?

“Being there with them, (my team).”

2. What, in your opinion, makes an excellent football player?
“Learning and loving what you do.”

3. What player do you or did you look up too?
“All of them!”

4. What is your favorite part of the game?
“Competition”

5. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player
“No specific person, I love everyone the same!”

6. What are three reasons you like being part of a team sport?
“Leadership, Brotherhood, Respect”

7. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?
“Physical, Passion & Pride”

8. How does being an athlete make you a better student?
“Interaction with other students and motivation.”

 

Deacon LaFollette #21: Sponsored by Grandma Jane Lovell, Mom Patrice Gossett, and his Family 

“An excellent football player is a great teammate with a great work ethic.”

-D. LoFollette

Deacon is a passionate football player with a love for the game as big as his respect and admiration for his teammates. He has been part of the Many High School Football Team for two years now and he looks up to his brothers on the team and strives to be a great player. He loves how hyped up the fans get on Friday nights and loves the win. 

1. What aspects of Football do you get most excited about?

“On game day when the fans are hyped up.”

2. What, in your opinion, makes an excellent football player?

“A great teammate with a great work ethic.”

3. What player do you or did you look up too?

“Fisher and Trotter LaFollette, My older brothers.”

4. What is your favorite part of the game?

“Winning is my favorite part!”

5. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player

“Landon, Brock, Jack, Sean and Garrett because they are great teammates and good friends of mine.”

6. What are three reasons you like being part of a team sport?

“Making friends, Being apart of a team, and Winning with my friends”

7. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?

“It makes me do better in school because I know I get to play when I get good grades.”

8. How does being an athlete make you a better student?

“I have friends on the team that keep me in check.”


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