Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Wesley Akers
PARENTS: Mark and Kim Akers
SIBLINGS: I have one sister, Callie. She’s 19.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I like to fish and hang out with friends
FAVORITE FOOD: My mom’s fried chicken
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Luke Bryan
FAVORITE MOVIE: Remember The Titans
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Duck Dynasty
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Probably my little dump truck, I guess.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to Arkansas Tech and study engineering
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? My Pawpaw, my mom’s dad. He’s always in a good mood, always there to help. He’s a good guy.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL? Just hanging out with the guys and it being a team sport.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Blocking; getting my blocks, making sure the running back has a place to go.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I’m a little disappointed that we’ve lost but I think we’re doing good right now. We beat Benton, so that’s good.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S THE KEY TO THAT? Everybody’s having fun. Everybody’s doing what they’re supposed to do and keeping everybody with a positive attitude.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Stay close to one another and do our best, try hard.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? I guess just knowing where to go, making sure everybody else knows where to go and just do the best I can.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Blocking and I guess my mental game, knowing where to go and what’s going on.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Probably hanging out with all the guys, being able to play with them.