Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Drew Muzzey Laconia

  • Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Drew Muzzey Laconia

Friday, December 15, 2017

What was the highlight of your season?

The highlight of my season would have to be getting to finish my high school career with a win against Gilford at home, while also accomplishing a childhood goal of mine to reach 1,000 yards rushing in a season.

Who was the unsung hero of your team?

I can’t pick one specific player, but I have to pay homage to the line that I’ve been running behind the past two seasons. Without their hard work and knowledge of opposing defensive schemes, I wouldn’t have been able to come close to the season I had. I also have to give a shoutout to Bradley Weeks, my fullback. There’s no other kid I’d rather run behind. He’s a great leader, a good friend, and an absolute animal on the defensive side of the ball.

If you could improve high school football in New Hampshire, what would you do?

I would extend the regular season to 12 games and I would allow celebrations. Being able to play even more football would be great, and celebrations would only make high school football more interesting and entertaining.

Do you have any sports superstitions? If so, what are they?

I wouldn’t say I’m extremely superstitious, but for the past four years (all of my high school career) I’ve worn the same gloves for every football game and undershirt for every lacrosse game. The only thing I’ve really gotten out of it is really smelly gloves and a pretty beat up shirt.

Who is the funniest person on your team? What makes them funny?

Easily the funniest person on our team this year was our wide receiver Christian Platon. A mixture of the most energy I’ve ever seen in any human being ever and an obsession with Cheese-Its put him on top.

If someone was going to make a movie of your season, who would play your coach? Who would play you?

I would have to say Mark Wahlberg would play Coach Kozens and even though he’s not an actor, Christian McCaffrey would play me because he’s my favorite running-back in the league and an absolute beast.

What are some misconceptions about your sport?

A lot of people often associate football players with stupidity. Although academic intelligence on a football team depends on specific players, the sport of football as a whole is an intellectual game that takes a lot of understanding the different aspects of the game and studying. Our team this year proved that football players “don’t have to be stupid” since the top three students of the senior class all started on our squad.

What movie can you watch over and over without getting tired of it?

I would have to say the movie “Into the Wild,” directed by Sean Penn. The movie is based off of one of my favorite novels, “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, and I just thoroughly enjoy learning more about the story of Christopher McCandless. Not to mention the soundtrack in the movie was made by easily my favorite music artist of all time, Eddie Vedder.

When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?

I’m sure they’ll ask stories about my time in college, my experiences going through the recruiting process of football and lacrosse, and hopefully fishing too (I plan to pass my love of fishing down to my children).

Where do you get your news?

I’d like to say I keep up to date on current events throughout the world, but I’m not too avid of a news subscriber. I do however pay very close attention to sports news, mainly reading articles on Bleacher Report.

What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?

It may not be for the best, but my friends and I often quote the movie “Step Brothers,” starring John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell. It’s easily the most quotable movie ever.

If you built a themed hotel, what would the theme be and what would the rooms look like?

I’m big into horror when it comes to the movies and shows that I watch, so I’d have to go with an American Horror Story themed hotel. Each room would include some type representation of the different seasons of the show. It would not be a hotel that you’d go to if you’re looking for a peaceful night of sleep.

What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?

I’m extremely claustrophobic, so probably the best thing I could reasonably find in a cave would be a way out.

If you could go to school in a foreign country, which country would you pick and why?

I would have to choose New Zealand. Since I was younger and I began fishing, my grandfather has always told me stories of his fly fishing trips in New Zealand. I’ve always dreamed of being able to go on a trip with him, so going to school there would allow me to do so. Not to mention it looks like one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.

What’s the opposite of a koala?

That’s easy, alaok.

What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future?

I’m really interested in technology, so mainly my questions would be about how it has advanced since today. I would especially ask about where cellphone and VR technology has gone, since they are some of the prime examples of how technology is advancing today.

If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like where you live, what would you show them / have them do?

I personally enjoy the natural aspects of the Lakes Region the most, so I would probably take them hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, or skiing based on what season they are visiting in.

What’s the most boring superhero you can come up with?

Toasterman. He toasts your bread just enough to make absolutely perfect toast.

What’s the best thing about being a teen? What’s the worst?

The best thing about being a teen is the fact that the only responsibilities we truly have is to do well in school, make good decision and be respectful, and maybe have a part-time job. Other than that we can enjoy being young and play sports and hangout with friends. The worst part about being a teen is sometimes being treated like a child.