Meet the Tigers! Football Player Spotlight

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!

 

Javon Phathong #97: Sponsored by mother Amanda Phathong and father Billy Bussey

                              “Three reasons why I like bring on a team sport is because one you can                                                  build a  bond with other people, you can learn how to work together and lastly                      you can push people be great after high school.”

-J. Phathong

Javon is a talented and dedicated addition to the Many High School Tiger Football Team. With a strong work ethic and drive to improve, he recognizes the importance of practice and consistency when it comes to being the best at something you love. Javon believes that when you’re a Tiger Football Player, the community is looking to you as a leader, so its important to do your best and represent the team well.  

1. What aspects of Football do you get most excited about?
“Some aspects of football that get me most excited are playing on Friday nights and building a bond with my teammates.”

2. What, in your opinion, makes an excellent football player?
“In my opinion one thing that makes a good football player is practice.”

3. What player do you or did you look up to?
“A player I look up to is Aaron Donald”

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

5. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player
“My most favorite players were Roy Miller and Jemimah Hill”

6. What are three reasons you like being part of a team sport?
“Three reasons why I like bring on a team sport is because one you can build a bond with other people, you can learn how to work together and lastly you can push people be great after high school.”

7. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?
“It inspires me to do good at all times because I am representing my team.”

8. How does being an athlete make you a better student?
“Being an athlete makes me a better student because you have to do good in school to play sports.”

 

JJ Anderson #30: Sponsored by Jessica Peterson-Anderson

                                “A great football player has the mentality of a warrior and understands                                                   all aspects of football on both offense and defense, as well as possessing the                         physical skills to excel in the sport.”

-J. Anderson

JJ has played football for four years now and says that he plans on playing for another eight years. To him, football is his life and he dedicates much of his time to improving his skill to be the best at the game he loves. JJ looks up to his other team members and loved that as a team they could get the chance to go to the dome.

1. What aspects of Football do you get most excited about?
“The competitiveness usually involved with the game along with the physicality of the game.”

2. What, in your opinion, makes an excellent football player?
In my opinion, a great football player has the mentality of a warrior and understands all aspects of football on both offense and defense, as well as possessing the physical skills to excel in the sport.

3. What player do you or did you look up to?
Right now I look up to Micah Parsons, a rookie NFL linebacker who is on his way to breaking league records. He is the 13th linebacker in NFL history to have 10 sacks as a rookie. One day, I wish to break records of the same sort.

4. What is your favorite part of the game?
“My favorite part of the game is a really aggressive defense with very physical type players. Physical defense wins games.”

5. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player
“My favorite player is Blake Matkin. Not only because he can play both sides of the ball and outdo the competition but he came to me when I was an early freshman and gave me tips on how to be an all around better player.”

6. What are three reasons you like being part of a team sport?
“One reason I love being part of a team sport is the strong relationship is built. Another reason is that it teaches you how to work together with others to become one unit. The third reason is it helps the players learn to accept defeat and to use that to be better.”

7. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?
“People usually look up to athletes, so if I become a better person maybe others will want to better themselves as well. It takes one spark to start a fire.”

8. How does being an athlete make you a better student?
“Being an athlete gives me motivation to be a better student because being an athlete has helped me learn that I want to be the best at everything I do, these past few years I have developed competitive mindset.”

 

Tylen Singleton #2: Sponsored by mom Christy Butler

                          Being an athlete makes me want to do good because this is what I love and                              younger kids look up to us. Just like I did when I was younger.

-T. Singleton

Tylen loves being part of the Many High School Football Team and has lookup up to the players since he was a kid. He believes in the teamwork and dedication it takes to reach a major goal like playing in the dome as a high school football team. Being part of a hardworking team has kept Tylen focused on the future by allowing him to see the things he is capable of and teaching him to work consistently until he reaches his goal. 

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

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

3. What player do you or did you look up too?
Isiac Davis and Cadilliac Rhone

4. What is your favorite part of the game?
Defense trying to get a 3in out.

5. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player
Isiac Davis and Cadillac Rhone

6. What are three reasons you like being part of a team sport?
Brotherhood
Teamwork
The connect between us players and coaches

7. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?
It makes me want to do good because this is what I love and younger kids look up to us. Just like I did when I was younger.

8. How does being an athlete make you a better student?
It keeps you motivated in the classroom just like on the field. Also keeps us focused on the future.

 

Chase Higginbotham #34: Sponsored by Nichol’s in Many

“I believe pride, passion and mentality make an excellent football player”

-C. Higginbotham

Chase has played for the Many High School Football Team for two years now and still loves the fireworks and the win as much as the first time he stepped out on the field. He believes that tenacity and drive are what make a player incredible and he works to be just that player. Brotherhood and the memories created are two of the things Chase has loved about being a Tiger and he plans to continue making memories with his team of brothers throughout high school.

1. What aspects of Football do you get most excited about?
“I get most excited about the fireworks and when we win the game.”

2. What, in your opinion, makes an excellent football player?
“The pride, passion and the mentality.”

3. What player do you or did you look up too?
“London and Terrence Williams”

4. What is your favorite part of the game?
“When we get a touchdown and to hear the fans.”

5. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player
“Terrence, London, Ethan and Evan Williams”

6. What are three reasons you like being part of a team sport?
“The good times, the music and the brotherhood. Meeting new people and having fun!”

7. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?
“It makes me want o do good in school and make good grades.”

8. How does being an athlete make you a better student?
“Makes me want to get good grades.”

 

Colin Perkins #26: Sponsored by Parents, Demarious and Melissa Perkins

“My favorite Many High School Football player is My dad, Demarious Perkins #34”

-C. Perkins

Colin has played football for four years now dedicating two years to the Many Junior High Team and two years to the Many High School Football Team. He loves the hype of the crowd and the excitement it brings to the players each and every game. Colin gets most excited about winning close games when they have to go out and play their hearts out. 

1. What aspects of Football do you get most excited about?
“I get most excited when we win games and the crowd get hype.”

2. What, in your opinion, makes an excellent football player?
“Physicality, Pride, Passion and Mindset”

3. What player do you or did you look up too?
“Tackett Curtis because he works his hardest at everything he does.”

4. What is your favorite part of the game?
“Winning close games.”

5. Who was or is your most favorite Many High Player
“My dad, Demarious Perkins #34”

6. What are three reasons you like being part of a team sport?
“Having fun, Teammates and winning games”

7. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?
“It inspires me to work for what I want.”

8. How does being an athlete make you a better student?
“Inspires me to do better in school for the younger kids to look up to.”

 


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