Jacob McIlvaine

Jacob McIlvaine

When did you start playing football?

I think I was six years old when I started playing football. Some of my friends were playing it, so I decided to try it.

You've always been a lineman. What do you like about that role?

I like being able to get really physical every play, always get to hit the guy in front of you.

You also compete for Catoctin's track and field team, winning a Frederick County title in the shot put last spring. How did you get into that sport?

My freshman year, the shot put coach came up and talked to me because he saw I was a big kid, and ever since then, I just liked the sport. It's helped me maintain weight room time for football.

What are some of your favorite memories playing Catoctin football?

Definitely, winning against Boonsboro last year in the playoffs, that was really fun. There are a lot of little memories that always stick out, like me making a big play and our running backs executing and it turns into a big touchdown.

What sort of things are you doing now that you weren't doing as a freshman football player?

Just taking the game more serious. Now that I see I want to play it at the next level, I'm really taking it more serious.

Catoctin's off to a 5-0 start. What is it about this team that has allowed it to click?

We just come together really well. We've been playing with each other for a while now, so the team chemistry has just built up and we can execute.

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