- September 22, 2022
After transferring from Olympia High School, running back Lidney St.juste is making noise in his first and final year at Central Florida Christian Academy on the football field for the Eagles. St.juste is the leading rusher on the team and has become a workhorse for Head Coach Jeremy Campbell’s offense.
I got into football in sixth grade — I didn’t know anything about football, but I was automatically good at it. It became my dream, so I’ve been playing football ever since.
It’s a good experience, because it’s like a family here and I like it. I’ve just been fighting — we’re 1-4, but we have been fighting. We just need to start working as a team and start getting better — (though) we are getting better.
It felt great, and then we won as a team — we worked hard for that. Everyone was working on task, everybody was doing their job and it was a good feeling.
My goal was to just work hard and see what happens this year, and work as a team with my teammates.
The good thing about playing that position is I put the team on my back and I just work hard at it — I’ve been working hard at the position all my life. I study different running backs and how they play. The bad part about it is when your linemen don’t block — that’s tough.
I already know all the plays. First I read how the defense is playing — if you’re playing wrong, I’m going to run all over you. My coach is going feed me the ball … so he is going to feed me until they try to stop me and it’s hard to stop me sometimes.
Work harder and play smarter — that’s from my uncle, Edgerrin James. He was a very good running back, and I go to his camp — he taught me well.
Linebacker — I like to hit. I’m about to play both ways this Friday — I’m playing defensive end. I’m helping the team, because one of our teammates got injured … I play anywhere, I’m an athlete.
Deandre Swift, he plays for the University of Georgia. That man is electrifying — he’s so elusive and he is so patient.