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Haluska carries himself well

Name: Ryan Haluska

School: Cambria Heights

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Haluska carried the ball 25 times for 229 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over West Shamokin. He also returned a fumble 13 yards for a touchdown.

Season update: Haluska has 99 carries for 562 yards and 12 touchdowns and has helped Cambria Heights begin its season 5-0 for the first time since 1978.

Coach Jarrod Lewis’ quote: “He’s in line with some of the great fullbacks we’ve had, and he’s another great fullback. He’s a guy that does a lot of things for us. He’s physical, he has quickness and can be shifty, he has good hands and he’s just a complete back. He’s a guy that when needed can carry it 30 times and get stronger as the game goes on.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Thomas

Favorite subject: Environmental Science

Favorite movie: “Ladder 49”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “Feathered Indians” by Tyler Childers

Outside interests: Working with the fire company

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite college team: Pittsburgh Panthers

Pro athlete most admired: Pat Tillman

Best athlete I ever competed against: Richland graduate Caleb Burke

Most influential person on my athletic career: My coach, Jarrod Lewis

Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the District 6 Class 2A title game last year

How I got my start in football: “I was born into it. All of my brothers played, and it’s something I have always enjoyed.”

Future goal: Get out and have a successful career and make it back to the District 6 title game this year

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