Gripp is big-time performer
Name: Damon Gripp
School: Tyrone Area
Athlete of the week achievement: Gripp caught five passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns in Tyrone’s season-opening win over Bellefonte. Gripp also intercepted two passes.
Season update: Tyrone (1-0) plays at Clearfield this Friday.
Coach John Franco’s quote: “It was an outstanding performance. Damon is a gamer, and he is a clutch player who always comes up with a big play no matter what sport he’s playing. He wants the ball in clutch situations. He’s earned it. There’s no harder worker. He’s always first in a lot of our drills, and he leads by example and is tough as nails.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Gruber
Favorite subject: Science
Favorite movie: “Tenet”
Favorite food: Roast beef sandwich
Favorite song: “Way Back”
Outside interests: Basketball and focusing on school
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite college team: Kentucky
Pro athlete most admired: Davante Adams
Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellefonte native Dereck Lively II
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, George Gripp
Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the district championship in basketball
How I got my start in football: Got started with pee wee football in third grade.
Future goal: Get a college scholarship at a good school