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Mallon does it all for B-A

Name: Zach Mallon

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Mallon rushed for 60 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in double overtime of a 35-32 win over Tyrone. He also caught three passes for 25 yards and returned a kickoff 87 yards for another score.

Season update: Mallon and Bellwood-Antis are 1-0 and play at Glendale on Friday.

Coach Nick Lovrich’s quote: “Zach has worked hard all off season to prepare himself for this season. He is a gifted athlete who helps us in all three phases of the game. It was great to see him and the team have such a great night on Friday. The best thing about Zach is that he is a team-first player who represents Bellwood-Antis in a positive way on the field, in our school, and in our community.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Martin

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Ransom” by Lil Tecca

Outside interests: Basketball, track, spending time with friends and family, Student Conservation Association

Favorite professional team: New England Patriots

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Julian Edelman

Best athlete I ever competed against: Mount Union’s Daunte Martin

Most influential person on my athletic career: Chris McCartney

Proudest athletic achievement: Scoring the game-winning touchdown against Tyrone

How I got my start in football: “Playing for West Antis when I was 7.”

Future goal: Become a doctor

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