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Marietta High senior Brent Huck plays both soccer and football during the fall season.
sports: soccer, football
Colleges being considered: Marietta, University of Mount Union
Parents and siblings: Patrick and Teresa; three older brother - Keith, Shawn, Dustin
Question: What are your expectations for your senior season in soccer?
Answer: We're hoping to win district, regional - and then make some school history. It's going to be a challenge, because we'll be facing some tough competition. (editor's note: MHS played Fairfield Union in a district semi at Valley Wednesday night, and won 1-0)
Q: What are some of your sports highlights in your career?
A: When I was a freshman, we were district (soccer) champions, and that was one of the best moments. Just going to Lucasville (for district) is a great experience.
Playing soccer and football with a group of my friends is just awesome. You can't beat that.
(Individually) I had a hat trick against Granville, a very good team, last year, and that was pretty exciting. Also, making second-team All-Ohio last year in soccer.
In football, I kicked a field goal against Parkersburg, and then I got one last Friday against New Philadelphia. That was pretty neat.
Q: How are you able to play both soccer and football during the same season?
A: You just have to manage your time. That's crucial. Both of the coaches (Todd Morris-soccer and Adam Eichhorn-football) have been great about it and very understanding. They both want what's best for Marietta High School sports.
You know, on top of playing two sports in the same season, I also mow yards.
Q: What do you do during the winter?
A: Last year, I played club soccer in Columbus. This winter, I'll be playing in Morgantown (W.Va.). Soccer is pretty much year-round for me with no break.
Q: I'm going to assume you want to play soccer at the next level?
A: Yes, that's a big thing for me. I want to be able to play college soccer and major in engineering.
Q: In soccer, you've played just about every position on the field, except keeper. Last year, you were an attacking mid. This season, you're in the back on defense. Any thoughts about that?
A: It's a transition and a different mindset. I think playing in our flat-back 4 has helped strengthen us on defense. In college, I think I'll be more of a midfielder, though.
Q: How about influences, or people who have impacted your career?
A: My parents have been a huges impact on my life. They've taught me to work hard and to go for my goals. I'm pretty close to my brothers, too. They've looked out for me. I'm probably closest to Dustin, because we're closer in age. He also was the keeper when he played soccer at Marietta.
Ron Johnston, email@example.com