Wednesday, October 19, 2016

HS football player gives great postgame interview

I spent several years covering prep sports for various newspapers, and I can tell you first hand high school athletes are difficult interviews. Maybe it’s nerves in talking to the media, but they typically bottle up and provide very short responses to your questions.

Not Apollos Hester.

This kid, who plays football for East View High School in Texas, is a reporter’s dream. The following video comes from Time Warner Cable news in Austin, and reporter Lauren Mickler is catching up with Hester after his team held on for a 42-41 victory over Vandergrift. Everything about Hester’s interview is perfect, namely his words and his enthusiasm. We can only hope Hester becomes a motivational speaker or a coach someday

September 23, 2014 / Football