P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Colton Ball
ASOTIN, WA —
For this week's P1FCU Prep Athlete, we went to Asotin High School.
This kid loves to hunt, is a very active teen, and he one time shot a 90 on 8-holes of golf.
Like football season, it's also elk season.
Asotin running back Colton Ball's favorite thing to hunt.
But, “I'd still rather be here," Ball said.
Ball has been playing football since he was in the third grade.
Throughout his athletic career, he's also played basketball, ran track, and... golf.
"Yeah, I tried it one year. I liked it, it was a lot of fun to hang-out with my friends, and go golfing but I wasn't very good at it," he said.
But how bad?
"We only do like usually eight holes a practice. And probably [shot] like a 90. I wasn't very good."
This past Friday, Asotin lost to the Liberty Lancers.
The same team that knocked them out of the play-offs last season.
Being a senior, Ball says he's fully embraced the leadership role for his team.
And plans on using that loss as a learning experience.
"I definitely don't like losing, so it's just going to make me push my teammates more and push myself more in practice and on the field, so that we don't have to experience that again,” He said. “that we keep winning, hopefully then, we can see them later in the playoffs and get a little revenge."
Part of that leadership transition is leading style.
He says, he's embracing that well.
"I'm becoming more vocal. I used to lead by example but we lost some of our vocal leaders so I'm more vocal,” ball said. “I try to be the first one to tell everyone on my team good job and I try to help out anyone that I can and give the younger players advice and try to help them out so they can become better too."
Ball also said that colleges are gaining interests in his football skills, not golf.
He plans on majoring in mechanical engineering.
We hope you enjoyed this week's P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week.
If you'd like to nominate one, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.