Athlete of the Week: Naquez Pringle, Carvers Bay

HEMINGWAY - Carvers Bay football is accustomed to succeeding, but that can be attributed to a slip-up earlier this year. Back in September, the Bears got stunned, losing by ten to Andrews.

However, they've been perfect since, and Naquez Pringle among others doesn't expect to stop now.

"We were playing around in practice that week, we weren't focused," Pringle explained. "We thought we had it before the game even came. It was a big eye opener for us, because now we just bust our tail in and out of practice, and it has led us to be 10-1 right now."

The big time lineman has been a force on both sides of the ball for the Bears his whole career, and he has even found a way to get onto the field for special teams.

"We didn't have a kicker, and I wanted to kick," he said. "Since then, everyone loved the way I was kicking, so I just started being the starting kicker."

Truly a hard worker, not even his coaches like to take credit for the talent he has become.

"He makes you look good," said head coach Nate Thompson. "He works hard, and he makes others work hard, and makes them believe they can do what they want to do."

Several colleges have noticed as well. A slew of division one programs have given him offers, and his final four schools are between South Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina State and UCF. But he isn't thinking about the next step at all anytime soon.

"I'm focused on my team right now," Pringle said. "I'm focused on school and I'm focused on winning this state championship for Carvers Bay High School."

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