Featured Athlete: Damon Benson


Jason Helmick

Wingspan’s featured athlete for 8/25 is junior Damon Benson. Benson is starting his first year on the varsity football team, and will be playing in the position of defensive back this season.

Haley Ward, Sports Editor

Wingspan: When and why did you start playing football?

Benson: “I started playing in 7th grade at Fowler middle school because me and my friends thought it would be something fun to do.”

Wingspan: What is your favorite part of football?

Benson: “My favorite part about football is winning and becoming a family with my teammates.”

Wingspan: How have you been preparing for this season?

Benson: “I have been working all summer in strength and conditioning/skills.”

Wingspan: Who is your biggest supporter?

Benson: “My biggest supporter is my mom.”

Wingspan: What is the biggest challenge with football?

Benson: “The biggest challenge in football for me is morning practice.”

Wingspan: Do you see yourself playing football past high school?

Benson: “I don’t see myself playing after high school but I still love the sport.”