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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Friday Highlight: Emanuel Gant

This is the final week of the regular season and since we started with a small school we will end with a small school.  Tempe High School is home to the Buffalo's and to one of the states best quarterbacks.  Emanuel Gant is just 27 yards away from breaking the state record for passing yards.  The 6'5 220 pound senior is having a very memorable season while leading his teams to a 9-0 record.  They are currently ranked #3 in the power rankings and host the Alhambra Lions tonight.

Gant controls the game when he is under center.  He is very passionate and competitive, yet off the field he is much more reserved.  He is quiet and keeps to himself.  He has improved his grades drastically and hopes to play college football and make it to the NFL.  Gant knows football may not always be an option and yes he does have a back up plan.  He would like to be an athletic trainer or a physician. 

Gant was inspired by his father to play football and has been doing so for seven years.  He currently doesn't have any scholarship offers but when he brakes the state passing record later tonight I'm sure a handful of schools will come knocking.  He hopes to finish out his high school career on a high note.  When asked to tell me about his schools tradition he said that every Friday they wear blue and white as a way to honor all who graduated from Tempe High School.

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