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Guaranty Bank and Trust Athlete of the Week: Trey Scudder

Athlete of the WeekGreg Higgins
(Photo by Maddy Routon) Trey Scudder (7) before the game with the other captains on the team.

(Photo by Maddy Routon) Trey Scudder (7) before the game with the other captains on the team.

"Trey [Scudder] is the player that is always firing up the team. He's passionate about life. That's who he is." - Tim Billings

Those are some strong words coming from the head coach about number seven on his football team. Trey, a senior on the varsity squad, makes his presence known on the field as well. So much so, that when it came time to pick captains for the team, he was pretty much a unanimous choice amongst the team.

Trey standing with his dad, Scott, on Media Day.

Trey standing with his dad, Scott, on Media Day.

Trey not only tries to fire  up the team in the locker room, but he does it with the play on the field as well. In the season opener against Commerce, Trey finished with 10 tackles and he returned an interception for a touchdown. It was a play that Billings said "sealed the victory" for North Lamar.

Trey has been playing football for nine years and has spent several of those years being coached by his dad, Scott Scudder. 

"It has its pros and cons," Trey said about his dad being a coach. "Overall I really enjoy it and [it] gives us something else to talk about at the dinner table."

I'm sure there's plenty to talk about at the dinner table besides football. Trey also is the starting center fielder for the North Lamar baseball team and he runs track as well. His favorite subject in school is history and he hopes to get into government services after graduating college.

(Photo by Maddy Routon) Trey scoring a touchdown after an interception against Commerce.

(Photo by Maddy Routon) Trey scoring a touchdown after an interception against Commerce.

When he's not playing sports, he loves to hunt and fish. However, you can find him playing some sand volleyball as well. On the football field, though, Scudder says he wants to be an example to the team while enjoying his last year. 

"The work ethic," Trey said after being asked his favorite part of this team. "These are some of the best people - coaches and players both - that I've played with."

"[Trey] is one of those fox-hole guys," Billings says about the captain. "When you're in a fox-hole, he's who you want in there. He would be the first choice on this football team."