Hillcrest, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
Want one play to encapsulate Chenango Valley senior Spencer Wallach?
Here it is.
He fights off the double team to get to the quarterback in the sack. And then is the first to help him up to his feet.
" My dad has been my coach throughout my life and that was a big thing to him to have respect. All the coaches I've had for the program at the modified JV and varsity level. So you have to be respectful during the play. You can go wild like an animal, but at the end of the play you're football players and you have to respect that."
Respect for the game also means never resting.
Even if Spencer has a few hours worth of highlight film of himself. He chooses to focus on what he did wrong in film session.
" I look at how I can improve that. That stuff is fun to look at, but you take care of your business and see what you can fix."
Attention to detail has also pushed Spencer to the front of his class. This Division I prospect also has a 99 average.
Coach Jay Hope says, " If your coach or leader of anything to have people like that. But do the work for you. He's a kid that makes you proud. I'm glad that he is in an ambassador of our program, because he leads it the right way."
He does just about everything the right way. It's why Spencer Wallach is this week's Mirabito academic All-Star