Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Kody Perlson
PARENTS: Roger and Faith Perlson
SIBLINGS: I have two little brothers, Clay’s 14 and Kirkland’s 13.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Go out, hang out with friends, go to church and work.
FAVORITE FOOD: Steak
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Li’l Wayne
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Hangover
FAVORITE TV SHOW: NFL Network[more]
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Power Rangers
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to UALR and study for sports and medicine.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? It’s have to be probably my Youth Pastor. He moved to Washington, though. Brother Hart. Whenever I was in a tough spot, like if I had a hard time and didn’t know what to do, he’d always talk to me and give me great advise on how to deal with stuff.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL: I like how we’re in the playoffs. I love playing defensive end. I love getting sacks. It just gives me a great adrenaline rush.
POSITION: Defensive end
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Outside containment, don’t let anyone get outside and if there’s a pass, just get to the quarterback as quick as I can.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We’ve had a couple of rough spots but everybody has their rough spots. We’ve just got to learn from our mistakes and that’s what we’re doing this week. I have a feeling we’ll win out and I have a good feeling we’ll be conference champs.
WHEN THE TEAM’S DOING WELL, WHAT’S IT DOING? Great motivation, everybody gets hyped. We have more fans come to see how good the football team is.
WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? When we beat Conway. They were number one and we were the underdogs. Everybody picked them to win and we knocked them out.
WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? To be focused, make no mistakes and just give it all that we’ve got, just leave it all out on the field.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? The offensive line’s got some pretty good guys and I’m a little small but I am quicker and stronger and I’ll be able to do what I can to help the team.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Stay in contain and read my keys.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? I’ll remember all the hard work that we’ve put into it, busting our butts in the weight room and out on the field and how it’s all paid off just for this right here.