Yingling comes up big for NC

Name: Scott Yingling

School: Northern Cambria

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Yingling rushed for 263 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Colts’ 37-20 victory over Windber.

Season update: Yingling has rushed 99 times for 725 yards and nine touchdowns for the Colts, who earned the fourth seed for the District 6 Class 1A playoffs.

Coach Sam Shutty’s quote: “He’s just one of those guys who comes to practice with his hard hat on and gives everything he has and never asks for anything in return. I’m really proud of him having the game he did.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Montanaro

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “When the Game Stands Tall”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Piano Man” by Billy Joel

Outside interests: Fishing and lifting weights

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: T.J. Watt

Best athlete I ever competed against: Ligonier Valley’s Collin Smith

Most influential person on my athletic career: My mom

Proudest athletic achievement: Leading the team in tackles my junior year

How I got my start in football: Watching football when I was really young

Future goal: Coach college football

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