Beyond the Spotlight w/ Jack Fryzel

Jack Fryzel is competing in his Junior Year at Bay City Western High School.

What sport(s) and position(s) do you play and how many years have you been on the Varsity team?
Football – Quarterback, Second Year on Varsity ; Basketball – Guard, Second Year on Varsity

List any academic or athletic achievements you have earned during high school career (i.e. honor roll, all-conference, student council, all-state, etc.)
Honor Roll, Golden Helmet Award week 8, 4.1 GPA

What do you enjoy most about competing in high school sports?
The bond you create with your teammates, getting to represent your school and hometown.

What is your best memory from HS sports so far, and why is it meaningful to you?
Western vs Central rivalry. It’s a crazy atmosphere and gets super competitive, the whole city shows up for the game.

What are you looking forward to most this upcoming season?
Getting back on the field on Friday nights, and finally being able to play with the guys from my class.

What’s your go to pre-game/contest meal? Where do you get it from?
Anything pasta.  We always have team dinners before games so I don’t get much of a say anyways.

Who is your team’s biggest rival? What makes that rivalry special or different from the other teams you’ll face this season?
Bay City Central. It’s a rivalry that’s been around since the schools were built. They don’t like us and we don’t like them. And with the whole city watching, nobody wants to be the team walking off the field with a loss.

What is one personal and one team goal that you have for this upcoming season?
My personal goal is to make the All Valley team.  For the team, it’s getting back to the playoffs.

If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice as a Freshman, what you would it be?
Just because you’re an underclassmen doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader.