This week's Lee-Scott Athlete of the Week is senior Jake Jenkins, who is a placekicker on the Warriors' football team.
The Auburn Villager: When did you start playing football for the Warriors? Have you always played football?
Jake Jenkins: I started in 10th grade and that was my first year.
AV: Do you enjoy it and will you play it in the future?
JJ: Yes ma’am.
AV: What position do you play? Do you face any challenges in that position?
JJ: I kick for the team, and challenges are just overcoming pressure. That’s about it.
AV: Do you have a particular strategy or technique when you play?
JJ: Tune everything out and just focus in.
AV: How do you feel about the team this year? How are practices going?
JJ: We do pretty good. The team chemistry was really high this year so that’s really good.
AV: You kicked a 54-yard field goal in last week’s game? How did that feel?
JJ: Pretty great.
AV: Any athletic role models you follow or look up to?
JJ: Daniel Carson, who kicks for Auburn.
AV: Do you follow the Auburn Tigers? Any thoughts on how they’re doing this season?
JJ: Yes. They’re doing pretty good. Of course, Daniel’s doing pretty good. They just gotta win these next two games and they’ll be good.
AV: Are you excited for the Georgia game? Will you be going or watching?
JJ: Yes. I’m not sure yet, depends on if I can find a ticket.
AV: What’s your biggest challenge as an athlete? What’s your greatest strength?
JJ: Biggest challenge is probably size. And then biggest strength is just being mentally tough and not giving up.
AV: Any post-graduation plans?
JJ: I’m trying to walk on somewhere and see what happens from there.
AV: Any hobbies or interests outside of sports?
JJ: I mountain bike.
AV: How is school going this year?
JJ: Pretty good. It’s senior year, ready to be done. I’m excited about getting into college.
Interview by Allison Barilone