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FOOTBALL: Area Players to Watch Series: Bryce Friday, Sr., Markesan

FOOTBALL: Area Players to Watch Series: Bryce Friday, Sr., Markesan

Bryce Friday

Markesan's Bryce Friday is the reigning Offensive Lineman and Defensive Lineman of the Year in the Trailways Large Conference. He was also the Co-Defensive Player of the Year with Horicon/Hustisford's Ethan Budnik last season.

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series profiling some of the top players in the area leading up to the start of the season on Aug. 23.

Year in school: Senior.

Position: Offensive line/defensive line.

Nickname: Bud.

Sports played: Football, wrestling, golf.

Favorite school subject: History or government.

Favorite teacher: Mr. Wiegel.

Post-high school plans: College or welding school.

I got my start in sports: My brother and my dad.

I wish I could play: Golf.

My most memorable sports moment: 2017 playoff run.

Role models: J.J. Watt and my brother.

Favorite athlete: J.J. Watt.

Favorite opponent: Dodgeland.

Favorite movie: “Yogi Bear.”

Favorite TV show: “Diesel Brothers.”

Most played song on my iPod: “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs” by Travis Denning.

Favorite place to eat out: Buffalo Wild Wings.

Favorite food: French toast.

Favorite superhero: Captain America.

I drive: A truck named Rodger.

My dream car: Black GMC Duramax.

I wish I could meet: J.J. Watt.

Hobbies: Showing livestock, sports, hunting and fishing.

Gameday superstitions: Always have to take a shot of Mio.

Most underrated teammate: Daniel Saylor.

Team goal for the season: Top the 2017 team.

NFL or college player that is most similar to me: J.J. Watt; he’s a small-town kid that worked for everything.

Who will win the next Super Bowl: Los Angeles Rams.

Who will win the next College Football Playoff: Clemson.

My advice to young kids involved in sports: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” This saying has kept me motivated to put effort into everything I do.


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