Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Bryce Denker
PARENTS: Kel and Lynn Denker
SIBLINGS: I’ve got two brothers, Jace who’s in college, and Alex is a junior in high school. Jace is 19 and Alex is 16.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I like to coach “powder puff” and coach soccer.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: John Mayer
FAVORITE MOVIE: Rudy
FAVORITE TV SHOW: That 70’s Show
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? A soccer ball
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Hopefully go to Arkansas State and major in business accounting.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? My youth pastor, Pete Webber; he’s just a really good guy and he’s always happy. He’s one of my best friends.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL? It’s a team-oriented sport.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Make tackles.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We’ve had a pretty good season. There are some places for us to improve on and we’re going to improve. Hopefully we’ll peak in November and the beginning of December.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S THE KEY TO THAT? When everybody knows their assignment and they do it good.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? We’ve got to play together as a team, the offense has got to keep those long drives going, keep the defense off the field, and the defense has got to get off the field quick, get a lot of three-and-outs.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? I think that I play with my head a lot more than I did last year. I know what I can do and what I need to do to play good.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? My physicality, try to get more physical with the guy in front of me and make good solid tackles.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? I think I’ll remember all the guys that I played with and just how many friends that I made along with all the coaches and how good they’ve been to us.