Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Seth Alkire
PARENTS: Michael and Carol
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Science
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Play drums
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Switchfoot
FAVORITE MOVIE: 300[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Office
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? G.I. Joe
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to college, Arkansas State or Henderson or maybe Arkansas Tech and study something in the medical field.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? My youth minister. His name is Peter Cunningham at First Southern Baptist. He’s pretty much made me the person I am today. He’s definitely helped me out big time.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL: The games, no doubt.
POSITION: Right tackle
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Protect the quarterback
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We’re doing pretty good I think. We’re surprising people, especially after last week.
WHEN THE TEAM’S DOING WELL, WHAT’S IT DOING? Heart. We just want it more than the other people.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? In my opinion, it was when we were down against Northside. It was like 27-45 and we came back and we almost beat them.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Keep doing what we’re doing. Hard work. And don’t overlook anybody because we’re not a very big team so we’ve got to come to play every day.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? I’d say probably keeping my head in the game. Sometimes things go bad but I have pretty good composure when it comes down to it.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? My pass blocking.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? The guys, because we go through all this stuff together, wind sprints, two-a-days.