Drenning lauded for unselfish play

Name: Isaac Drenning

School: Northern Bedford

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Drenning threw for two touchdowns, ran for one and caught one as the Black Panthers edged West Branch, 41-39, on the road on Friday. He completed 9-of-14 passes for 113 yards to go along with three receptions for 58 yards and 23 yards on 11 carries.

Season update: Drenning is 27-of-45 passing for 350 yards and three touchdowns while catching four passes and rushing for 64 yards.

Coach Garry Black’s quote: “He’s a very unselfish kid. To return as a preseason all-state-type quarterback and to be willing to do other things shows that. He’s very versatile. He made one of the biggest transitions I’ve seen in preparing himself for this season. He doesn’t even look like the same kid from the end of last season. You can describe him in three words: unselfish, versatile and athletic.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Lombardo

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “God’s Not Dead”

Favorite food: Tacos

Favorite song: “Time For That” by Kevin Gates

Outside interests: Basketball, baseball, doing stuff with my family and hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Oregon

Pro athlete most admired: Marcus Mariota

Best athlete I ever competed with: Blake Over

Best athlete I ever competed against: Berlin Brothersvalley’s Braden Fochtman

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Tim

Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the District 5 Class A football championship game last year

How I got my start in football: “In third and fourth grade, I used to play baseball with Tom Foor. I went out for football, and I’ve been playing ever since.”

Future goal: “I want to make it to college, hopefully be able to play a sport and get a scholarship.”