Border doing it all for ’Cats

Name: Ian Border

School: Huntingdon Area

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Border ran for 216 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries, and he also returned an interception 30 yards for a score in a 55-27 victory over Penn Valley.

Season update: Border has rushed for 708 yards and 13 touchdowns on 99 carries. He has scored 14 touchdowns. On defense, he has two interceptions, 36 tackles and has six tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.

Coach Mike Hudy’s quote: “He spends time in the weight room, so I’d say he’s an iron man. We’re getting better. The line blocked well (Friday), but I think he’s picked up his game a notch, too.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Patrick

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “The Longest Yard”

Favorite food: Ice cream

Favorite song: “Caroline” by Amine

Outside interests: Hunting and fishing

Favorite professional team: Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite college team: West


Pro athlete most admired: Bo Jackson

Best athlete I ever competed against: Clearfield’s Seth Caldwell

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (Kurt and Heather)

Proudest athletic achievement: Tying the school record for touchdowns in a game

How I got my start in football: “I was about 3 years old, and my dad coached a pee-wee team. I’d always go out and suit up and try to practice with the big guys.”

Future goal: To be a leader and take football to the next level