Interview By Carl Frederick
We will be conducting interviews daily with hopefully all of the Tri-County All Star particpants. Up next is Hempfield Placekicker Cannon Biscoe. One of the best kickers in the state, Biscoe is one of the smartest kids on the football field. A two sport star the young man took time with us to talk about his college plans and what this game means to him and his family.
Carl Frederick: What was last season's historic run for your squad like for you?
Cannon Biscoe: Being that this was my senior season, and only my second year playing football, it was a really cool experience. The energy of the team during games, especially our big win against Wilson, was a feeling you don’t get with many other things. I felt honored to be a part of it and was really proud of our team for overcoming outstanding odds and growing so much throughout the season.
CF: The Tri-County All Star game format is different this year with you facing all the Berks County schools, any extra motivation?
CB: The game itself is already very motivating. Getting to compete one more time alongside some of my teammates and other talented players is an opportunity that I am great-full for and want to make the most of. The fact that we will be facing players from all the Berks County schools makes the competition just that much better.
CF: What are your plans for after High School?
CB: I will be attending Virginia Tech and majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I will also be a member of the honors college there.
CF: You are a great example of a student athlete with your outstanding GPA, how you do balance your classwork along with football?
CB: It was definitely a challenge but I made it work. Managing my time well and staying on top of upcoming assignments was very helpful. One of the most difficult parts was making sure that I studied even on the nights where I was tired from practice, but putting the extra work in made it possible to continue excelling in the classroom even with the busy schedule.
CF: Give us a fun fact about Cannon Biscoe our audience may not know.
CB: I played soccer since I was three and then completely switched over to football my junior year, having no prior knowledge on football or how to play it.
More interviews with participants in the Tri-County All Star Game are coming. Please make sure to be in attendance May 26th at Elden-Rettew Stadium kickoff time is set for 7 p.m..