Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: John Reed
PARENTS: Mark and Carol Reed
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Physics
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Play football and fish
FAVORITE FOOD: Bacon
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: AC/DC
FAVORITE MOVIE: Talladega Nights
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Sportscenter
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? A BB gun
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? College at the University of Washington, pre-medicine.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? My grandparents. They’re war veterans and that just kind of inspires me.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL: The contact
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Lead block and pass block.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think it’s been pretty good. We’ve had some games where we may not have quite gotten 100 percent effort but I think, all in all, everybody’s given as much as they can.
WHEN THE TEAM’S DOING WELL, WHAT’S IT DOING? Execution. When we get everything right and we’re physical, we play well.
WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? Beating Conway; knocking off the No. 1 ranked team is always fun.
WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? No more errors, mistakes; we’ve got to give it 100 percent every single game.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? I feel like I best contribute to the team on special teams, kickoff and stuff like that.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Just knowledge of the plays we’re running. There’s stuff to learn.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? The victories and sharing that experience with other people, my classmates.