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C-K’s Helsel running wild

November 6, 2012
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Zach Helsel

School: Claysburg-Kimmel

Age: 18

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Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Helsel rushed for 257 yards on 25 carries, scored four touchdowns and added a two-point conversion in the Bulldogs' 48-12 season-ending rout of Southern Huntingdon.

Season update: Helsel finished the season with 1,531 rushing yards for Claysburg, which finished the season 4-6.

Coach Joe Kitt's quote: "He's meant a lot to our team. All year, we looked to him to make the big plays. He's just a tough kid, runs very hard. His performance this weekend was just outstanding. He's a tremendous kid and I can't say enough good things about him."

Favorite teacher: Mr. Woodring

Favorite subject: Gym

Favorite movie: "That's My Boy"

Favorite food: Eggs

Favorite song: "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor

Outside interests: Snowboarding and riding dirt bikes

Favorite professional team: Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Paul Posluszny

Best athlete I ever played with: Claysburg-Kimmel graduate Tyler Ickes

Best athlete I ever competed against: Glendale graduate Tyler Jenny

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents

Proudest athletic achievement: Getting my 1,500 yards and 25 touchdowns

How I got my start in football: Youth football

Future goal: To go to college

I am looking for: