Mary Katherine Hayth, a student at Lord Botetourt High School, has been doing a series of Q&As with fellow students. First up was Rob Hale, who plays trumpet in the band. Here’s her interview with Zack Santolla from the football team:
Name: Zack Santolla
Birthday: February 7, 1991
Favorite Color: Red
iPod Music: Rap and Rock
Favorite Restaurant and Food: Kabuki, Shrimp and Steak
Enjoying doing for fun: Hunting, Football, and Wrestling
Favorite college team: Tennessee Volunteers
Favorite pro team: Dallas Cowboys
What age did you start playing football? 6, Botetourt Cavaliers
Plans after high school: To attend a four year college and play football/wrestle
Hope to play ball in college? Yes
Dream college football team: Tennessee, because of the history and I would love playing in front of 100,000 people.
Scholarship offers: Nothing Firm, yet
Position: Middle Linebacker and Running Back
Hardest game: William Fleming my sophomore year, because it was pouring down rain, and unfortunately we lost in Overtime 3-0.
Valued team mates: Brett Hall, Tyler Landes, Rodney Cooper, and Emory Straub. I value them because they put their body, mind, and heart on the line every game and every day to become a better individual player and make a better football team.
Favorite part of football: Because I get to battle on Friday nights with my best friends.
Miss most about high school: Everything from Friday nights to seeing Mr. Bane on Monday mornings.
Miss team: Yes, because after our last game, some of us might not ever see each other again on the gridiron.
Parents’ support:Theyʼve backed me 100%. Family vacations and things have been put on hold because of my athletics.
Anyone who has helped? My Parents who have been here all my life. And Coach Andy Dewease, he has taught me so much about the game and how football makes you a better person on and off the field.