Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Jace Denker
PARENTS: Kel and Lynn Denker
SIBLINGS: Bryce, he’s on the football team too. He’s a 10th grader. He’s 16. And then Alex, he’s a ninth grader. He’s 15.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: History
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Play games
FAVORITE FOOD: Mashed potatoes
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: I don’t have one
FAVORITE MOVIE: I don’t know[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Spartacus
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Probably the soccer ball I used to play with.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Either go to law school or join the Air Force and go to the Air Force Academy.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably Coach (Jason) Hay because he’s just coached me very well and he’s taught to always win and never give up.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL: The games, game night.
WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH TO KICKING? It’s 95 percent mental. Only 5 percent of it’s physical. It’s all about focus and concentration.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We’re doing pretty good but we can always improve in areas.
WHEN THE TEAM’S DOING WELL, WHAT’S IT DOING? We’re just functioning as a group and scoring touchdowns.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? I’d say our game against Northside because we played very well even though we lost.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Hard work.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? To make it when it counts.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? My kickoffs, distance.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? I’m going to remember my teammates and all of the things we accomplished together.