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Friday, October 10, 2014

The Friday Highlight: Alex Saenz

 This week we focus on Avondale, home of the Westview Knight's.  Westview is 4-2 and coming off an impressive victory over The Basha Bears two weeks ago.  They are poised to make a run in the division I playoffs under coach Joe Parker.

The Knight's are led on defense by team captain and meddle linebacker #5 Alex Saenz.  Saenz a 5'10 183 lb. senior plays with a high motor and leads by example.  Saenz is second on the team with 60 tackles.  He has 35 solo tackles.  He has been on varsity since his sophomore season and finished with 80 tackles as a junior.

Saenz plans on attending ASU and studying Architecture and enginerring.  He also hopes to play football at the college level.  He has a weighted GPA of 4.19, unweighted 3.91 GPA and is certainly smart enough to accomplish his goals.  As for the rest of the year he hopes to finish the football season strong and continue to keep his grades up.

Saenz says he had a tough childhood growing up but in his free time he is religious and a good photographer.  Like most of today's youth he was inspired to play football by simply watching the NFL.  The Dallas Cowboys are his favorite team.

Playing football has been more than just something to do after school for Saenz.  He says it's a gateway from the outside world and helps keep him on the right track.  He is a perfect example for younger children of how football can help shape you in to a positive and respectful young man.

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