Wolf freshman Ryan Labrador pauses to think about all the rival quarterbacks he’s going to pound on. (John Fisken photos)
Labrador busts through the Lakeside line.
For a newbie, he’s already making an impact.
Coupeville High School freshman Ryan Labrador has no prior organized football experience, but Saturday, during his team’s scrimmage with Lakeside, he was already crashing through the line in pursuit of the rival quarterback.
Not bad for a guy who is still not sure what positions he’ll play this season.
“I really don’t know my main position yet, but I think it is, defense center, offense left or right guard,” Labrador said. “This is my first year ever doing football in my life; the only reason I joined is because my friends convinced me to join.”
Once he started, Labrador quickly discovered he liked his new pastime.
“I enjoy football because it’s a new sport to me and it’s fun to be with friends,” he said.
Like all newcomers he’s busy working on his game, taking part in SST training and tweaking his skill-set.
“I think my strength in football is being able to do my blocks and break through the line,” Labrador said. “The things I would like to work on is for defense just being able to get out of the stance faster and being able to break through their line.”
A movie fan who enjoys thriller, horror and Disney films, he hails PE as his favorite class.
While he is new to football, he played basketball and baseball before, and is considering playing those as well during his freshman year.
When he’s not busy with school (“My primary interest are focusing on school, working and getting passing grades”), Labrador enjoys playing video games and watching videos.
Through it all, he has always turned to one family member to help guide him through life.
“My grandpa, Keith Siversten, he majorly impacted my life being an amazing grandpa and also a teacher,” Labrador said. “He taught me manners and being a nice person and boating from crabbing to fishing.”