Name: Darrin Sipes
School: Tussey Mountain
Athlete of the week achievement: Sipes rushed for 90 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, caught two passes for 21 yards and returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown in Tussey's 42-14 victory over Berlin Brothersvalley in the District 5 Class A championship game.
Season update: Sipes has rushed for 1,602 yards and 20 touchdowns on 161 carries and scored five other TDs for the 11-2 Titans, who will face North Catholic in the PIAA quarterfinals on Friday night.
Coach Josh Smith's quote: "Darrin is a great team player who uses his strength to benefit the team. He's easy to coach - he's a very instinctive player.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Blanchetti
Favorite subject: Gym
Favorite movie: "We're the Millers''
Favorite food: Cereal
Favorite song: "Love Sosa'' by Chief Keef
Outside interests: Ski Club, track and field
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Mike Wallace
Best athlete I ever played with: Daniel Taylor
Best athlete I ever competed against: Northern Bedford's Tayler Pressel
Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Blanchetti
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 5 Class A football championship
Future goal: To live a happy and successful life