Rand, Valley keep rolling

MIRROR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Name: Jaxson Rand

School: Juniata Valley

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Rand scored the opening touchdown and rushed for 60 yards as Juniata Valley topped United to win the District 6 Class 1A championship. He also had five tackles, including one for loss, and had two quarterback hurries.

Season update: Rand has rushed for 1,245 yards on 267 carries and has caught 13 passes for 220 yards. He’s rushed for 13 touchdowns and caught four more.

Coach Bill Musser’s quote: “Jaxson has been a leader all year long, even in the weight room before the season started, and has been a strong leader for the team on the field during the season. He’s really grown and done what has been asked of him by coaches.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Musser

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Friday Night Lights”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite artist: Drake

Outside interests: Basketball, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: New England Patriots, Boston Celtics

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Tom Brady

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bishop Guilfoyle’s Nick Leamer

Most influential person on my athletic career: All of my coaches since elementary school

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 football championship

How I got my start in football: “I was handed a football when I was real young.”

Future goal: Go to Hershey

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