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Windermere Observer Thursday, Jun. 9, 2016 3 years ago

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Joe Milton

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Olympia High rising junior quarterback Joe Milton helped offset the disappointment of a 45-14 defeat in the Titans’ May 25 spring game against Wekiva as he ran for one touchdown and threw for another.
by: Danielle Hendrix Associate Editor

Olympia High rising junior quarterback Joe Milton helped offset the disappointment of a 45-14 defeat in the Titans’ May 25 spring game against Wekiva as he ran for one touchdown and threw for another.

 

How would you describe the team dynamic following the spring game?

Our game went great in the first half, but some things didn’t go well, like the effort of the team and minor mistakes. We need to work on catching the ball, and me making quicker throws.

How did you get started playing football?

I originally started playing football when I was little, like when I was 5 years old. My mom said she wanted me to try something new because I’d just sit around the house and play video games. My first time playing I started getting into the game and loving the sport. 

What are you looking forward to about the upcoming season?

I’m looking to go better than we did last year. I don’t want to go 7-4 again. I want to throw more touchdowns and make it to the playoffs.

Any plans for after high school?

I want to go to college, play football and proceed after that, but for some things you’ve always got to have a back-up plan so I want to do something in business. I’d like to have my own business building things in construction.

Do you have any pre-game rituals or songs that get you pumped up to play?

Nope, I just play my game and pray before.

What’s your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is “Gridiron Gang,” because I see some (similar) things (in it), like the people that I used to hang around that I’ve moved away from who are doing bad things now. Now I’m in a good role and can stay on the straight path and keep my mind focused.

Who’s your favorite NFL team?

I like the Patriots, but I don’t really like everyone on the team, I just like Tom Brady. He makes smart decisions.

Any hobbies outside of football?

I play basketball sometimes, but I mainly just stick to the books and read.

Who’s your favorite superhero?

I would be Spider-Man. I’ve always liked Spider-Man since I was little, he’s always been my favorite character

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one thing, what would it be?

I’d bring a football.

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