Sports Feature – FOOTBALL

Meet Varsity Quarterback JT Willis


JT Willis in action, Photo by Paul Hatten

Kylie Lockwood, Asst. Editor

JT Willis, Lincoln High School’s football quarterback, is looking forward to playing football this season. “I’m excited to get to be on the field on a Friday night with my teammates competing against another team,” Willis said. 

COVID-19 has delayed the football season, but that has not stopped Lincoln High School’s dedicated team. “Everyone took the time [during the delay] to get bigger, faster, and showed their willingness to work hard for the team,” Willis said, “It’s been good to see how dedicated everyone really is for their teammates.”

Willis has been involved in football for a long time. “I have been playing football for eight years,” said Willis, “I plan on playing college football.” Lincoln High Football Coach Christopher Bean has high hopes for Willis, “I believe he has the potential for a scholarship offer.”

The Lincoln High senior is committed to his sport and his team. “No matter if it’s a practice or a game, I will always go as hard as I can,” Willis said. “He has put in so much time,” Bean said, “I think he has a chance to break records and lead us to a championship.” 

On the field, the high school quarterback is an outstanding player. “He understands the game of football,” Bean said, “[I am excited] for him to show everyone else what I see on the field.”

However, Willis is also an exceptional leader, “he picks people up when they are down,” Bean said, “no one deserves [to play this season] more than JT, he is the top of the list.”