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Lucko the go-to guy for Tussey

Name: Kaden Lucko

School: Tussey Mountain

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Lucko rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns and led the Titans to a 28-23 victory over Northern Bedford in the District 5 Class 1A championship game.

Season update: Lucko has 1,540 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns for the 11-1 Titans, who now play Farrell in the PIAA playoffs.

Coach Anthony Sottasante’s quote: “He’s our workhorse, our go-to guy when we need tough yards. He is the ultimate team player. He does not care about getting credit. He is just a maximum effort kid, the type of kid that he can’t do enough to help your team and make a difference. He is just as good a kid off the field as on the field, too.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Carrier

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Rocky III”

Favorite food: Parma pizza

Favorite song: “I Remember You” by Skid Row

Outside interests: Hunting, fishing, watching movies, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Mike Alstott

Best athlete I ever competed against: Juniata Valley’s Quinn Zinobile

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 5 championship

How I got my start in football: “I started playing flag football in elementary school and fell in love with the game.”

Future goal: Attend college and play football

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