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Male Athlete of the Week
Evan Berry--CREEKSIDE
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
October 23, 2012 02:57 PM | 1991 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Creekside junior quarterback Evan Berry has an interesting reason on why he likes to play the position:

“I get to touch the ball first,” Berry said. “It says a lot if you get to touch the ball first. There is a reason why you touch the ball first before every play. You can do whatever you want to do with it. You are the leader.”

And Berry proved to Northgate on Oct. 12 how dangerous he can be when he has the ball, registering two rushing touchdowns (47 and 21 yards) and 84 passing yards in the fourth quarter of a 20-16 comeback win.

“When we started passing they moved the linebackers out to the receivers so that left me one on one with the other linebacker,” Berry said. “That gave me a two-way alley. I chose a side and stuck with it, ended up scoring and changing the game.”

"He is raising his big-play ability higher each and every week," wrote Creekside coach Aaron Whittington in an email. "We are happy with his progress. He knows that he still has some work to do but the important thing is that he is not shying away from 'the moment.'"

With the win, the Seminoles extended their winning streak to four games but couldn’t make it five after a 17-7 setback to Whitewater last Friday.

As far as Berry off the field, he has a 3.3 grade-point average and an interest in kinesiology. He said his options for college were still open.
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