Spotlight: PC’s Jason Anderson
Paden City senior Jason Anderson is a fine multi-sport athlete who excels in every sports he participates in. He is Mr. Steady in football where he does a better than exceptional job on defense, which helped him earn second team All Mason-Dixon. He made well over 80 tackles and led the team in quarterback sacks. He also was better than average in basketball where he was Mr. Money when collecting rebounds and making himself a steady player on the foul line, and making close to 80 percent from the line and even better inside the paint where he had the teams top shooting percentage. In track he excels in the discus and the shot year after year. He won the Mason-Dixon discus event and was second in the shot-put, and qualified for state, where he finished 11th.
We asked Jason a few questions so many of our readers can get to know him a little better, and these are the answers he gave:
Who is your favorite collegiate or professional sports hero? Troy Polamalu
What expectations do you have of yourself as a player, and what do you expect from your coach? To be the best; to do the right things.
What have you learned about teamwork from being on the team? We have better results when we play as a team not as individuals worrying about stats.
How does the team make you a better player? They motivate me
What foods do you have to give up when you’re in training? Pop
What words of advice or encouragement do you have to share with younger athletes? Work hard – there is always someone working to be better than you.
What coaches, teacher or other people have been great influences in your life and why or how? My Pappaw (Joe Anderson) he is always supportive and knows how to make me better.
What one word or phrase do you want people to associate with your name? Quiet
What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player in the sport(s) you play? Playing through pain; Self doubt
What do the coaches/parents/other adults do that makes sports more enjoyable for you? The support
What do the coaches/parents/other adults do that makes sports more stressful and less enjoyable? Critics from the crowd.
In the bus ride home after the game, do you like to talk about the game, or would you rather wait until later or the next day? Wait until later after I sleep.
What are your goals for your team next season in football, basketball, and track, and how do you plan on achieving your team goals? Getting better and growing as a team. Track PR every meet to state.
What is something about you that most people don’t know? I serve communion at my church.
What would you like to see, sports wise at your school that you don’t have already? Hockey
If you could change a rule or school policy, what would it be and why? No yonder bags.