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Page B-2 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun~ com To Jake Henry, football isn't just a sport. It's an opportunity to add to his life. Henry "I love the game," the Shelton High School senior said. "You gain so much out of playing the sport; deft- nitely lead- ership skills and you learn how to work hard and how to be committed to something." It's learning these life les- sons that has kept Henry play- ing football since he was 6. He started his 12th season play- ing as a running back with a bang last week, collecting 160 yards in the Highclimbers' 28- 21 victory against North Ma- son on Friday night. Henry started playing foot- ball with the Shelton Kings, Jake Henry School: Shelton High School Fall sport: Football Grade: Senior Favorite food: Pizza Favorite movie: "Never Back Down" Favorite number, 25 Role model: "Marcus Clifton, my youth pastor, because he's always been there in my life through struggling times." If you could be any animal and still play football, which animal would you choose and why?. "Cheetah, because they're fast. rd be able to outrun anyone." the city's youth football orga- Football has led Henry to nization, another contact sport he loves: "My dad played as a run- Rugby. ning back at Shelton and my "They're different, but both whole family's into football are intense and physical," he and sports," he said. said. "You gain so much out of playing the sport; definitely leadership skills and you learn how to work hard and how to be committed to something." Jake Henry, She/ton High School senior Although Henry said he's said he's not sure if that's .not sure whether he wants to something he wants to pursue. play sports after high school, He's also not yet sure about he said he defmitely plans to what to study in college. go to college. "I'm going to go to college, He just doesn't know which take the basics and decide one yet. what to do from there," he said. "I'm planning on visiting One area he could pursue Eastern WashingtonUniversity, is history. That's his favorite Western Washington University class at SHS. Henry said he and Central Washington Uni- finds it the most interesting. versity," Henry said. "My broth- When he's not playing er (Gordon) is going to Eastern, sports or in school, Henry said so I could end up there." he works a lot of odd jobs, goes Henry has thought about to church and spends time attending flight school, butwith his friends. THURSDAY Shelton boys tennis vs. Stadium 3:30 p.m. Shelton junior varsity volleyball 3:30 p.m. at Mount Tahoma. Shelton girls swimming 4:30 Lincoln. p.m. at Shelton varsity volleyball 4:45 p.m. at Mount Tahoma. Mary M. Knight =Toshiba & MORE BatteriesRus +: volleyball 5:45 p.m. at volleyball at Centerville 3:30 p.m. at Yelm. Oakville. Varsity Tournament at 9 a.m. at Centralia HighShelton girls swimming FRIDAY School. vs. Capital at 3:30 p.m. North Mason cross- at The Evergreen State country at 2A Olympic Shelton cross-country College. League jamboree at 10 a.m. at Capital Invite 3:30 p.m. at Kitsap at Capital High School. North Mason boys County Fairgrounds. tennis at 4 p.m. at Olympic High School. North Mason boys tennis 4 p.m. at Kingston. Shelton varsity football 7 p.m. at Sumner. North Mason varsity football vs. Elma at 7 p.m. at Phil Pugh Stadium. SATURDAY North Mason volleyball at Puget Sound Adidas Invitational at Auburn Mountainview High School, Time to be determined. Shelton varsity Shelton varsity girls soccer noon at Yelm. Shelton junior varsity Shelton junior varsity volleyball vs. North girls soccer noon at Thurston at 5 p.m. in the Yelm. Mini Dome. Mary M. Knight football North Mason volleyball 1 p.m. at Quilcene. 5 p.m. at Olympic High School. MONDAY Shelton junior varsity Mary M. Knight football vs. Sumner at volleyball vs. Pope John 4 p.m. at Highclimber Paul High School at 6 Stadium. p.m. North Mason junior Shelton varsity varsity football at 6 volleyball vs. North p.m. at Elma. Thurston at 6:30 p.m. in the Mini Dome. TUESDAY Shelton boys tennis Shelton varsity girls soccer 6:30 p.m. vs. volleyball 4:45 p.m. Foss at Mount Tahoma at Wilson. High School. Shelton junior varsity WEDNESDAY girls soccer vs. Capital Shelton cross-country at 5 p.m. at Ingersoll vs. Olympia and Capital Stadium. at 3:45 p,m, at Lake Isabella State Park. North Mason junior varsity volleyball vs. SEPT. 18 Sequim at 5 p.m. Shelton boys tennis vs. Foss at 3:30 p.m. Mary M. Knight Junior High School volleyball Shelton girls 5:45 p.m. at Wishkah. swimming vs. Wilson at High School varsity 3:30 p.m. match to follow. Shelton junior varsity North Mason varsity volleyball 3:30 p.m, at volleyball vs. Sequim at Wilson. 6:15 p.m. North Mason varsity Shelton varsity girls soccer 3:30 p.m. at soccer vs. Capital Klahowya. at 7 p.m. at Ingersoll Stadium. North Mason boys tennis 4 p.m. at Port To submit a sports Townsend. calendar item, email emily@masoncounty. Shelton varsity com.