Athletes of the week for Sept. 4

Athletes of the week (August 23-29)


Gavin Bane, Brownstown Central football, Class of 2017

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Accomplishments this past week: Defeating Charlestown for first Mid-Southern Conference win, four touchdowns (three receiving, one rushing)

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential?

“Coach (Reed) May and other coaches worked us hard both in class and on the field. We studied the scouting report and spent a lot of time preparing for Charlestown. We were definitely hungry for a win since they knocked us out of sectionals last year.”

What did you do well?

“I felt like I was able to make some key defensive and offensive plays. As a team, being able to hold Charlestown to 56 rushing yards was a great accomplishment.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“Practice hard and watch a lot of film. The coaches do a good job getting us motivated and focused for games.”

Favorite drink: Chocolate milk

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite music group/band/artist/genre: Country/rap

Favorite book: “Gym Candy” because it has an important message for young athletes

Favorite class: Weights

Role models: Sammie Bane and Clint Parker

Best advice?

“Make good choices and never settle for average.”

If you could travel anywhere and why?

“I would travel around the United States sightseeing.”

Current athletics goal: Win conference and sectional

Future athletics goal: Be a collegiate athlete


Emma Brock, Seymour cross-country, class of 2018

Accomplishments this past week: Placed second at the Franklin Invitational, led team to third-straight invitational victory

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential this past week?

“This past week I have been able to push myself harder and work to my fullest ability. The meet last Saturday was difficult for me, because of my allergies and asthma problems, but I performed to my fullest potential by getting through the race as a strong, sturdy runner. All I did was push through the pain and tell myself that I could do it.”

What did you do well?

“I fought through my race and never gave up.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“To prepare for my races, I usually set goals to strive for. Right before my race I usually take a couple minutes to myself to think out my start, the middle of the race, and finish.”

Favorite drink: Blue Gatorade

Favorite food: Fettuccine Alfredo chicken pasta

Favorite music group/band/artist/genre: Taylor Swift

Favorite book: “Harry Potter” series

Favorite class: Algebra 2

Role model: Cory McGee

Best advice?

“My advice for any runner is to not worry what’s behind you but to only look ahead of you; it can only get better. Run with endurance and push through the pain; God will be with you the whole time.”

If you could travel anywhere and why?

“I would travel to Brazil because of their big carnivals.”

Athletics goal (current or future):

“My goal for the future is to run in college and try out for the Olympics. I also would like to run marathons in every state.”