Sprague is a three-sport captain for the Golden Eagles
Favorite subject: history
Sports: football, basketball, baseball (4-year letter winner in football and baseball; three-year letter winner in basketball) (captain in all three sports)
football honor: 1st-team All-Ohio (D6)
football positions: kicker/tight end/defensive end
Punting avg.: 40 yds
Major: physical therapy
Family: Brian and Kerri Sprague; sister Britan and brother Blake
Question: What’s your favorite sport?
Answer: (Laughs) Whatever’s in season at the time.
Q: That would be basketball right now. How are things going on the court?
A: We have a new coach (Tyler Leasure) this year, and he’s doing well.
Q: What’s you career-high in points for a single game?
A: I had 26 points and 12 rebounds against Wahama (Dec. 12, 2017) (Belpre won 69-63.).
When I was sophomore, I had a good game over at the Convo (Ohio University Convocation Center) when I scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting.
Q: This past fall, you were all-state in football as a punter. That had to have been pretty satisfying?
A: It was overwhelming. It means a lot to me.
Q: Would you like to play college football?
A: Yes, but I’m not sure where yet.
Q: How long have you been playing football?
A: Since I was 11-years-old. Before that I played soccer.
Q: Is kicking soccer-style an advantage?
A: You’re more accurate.
Q: What’s your range as a field goal kicker and your punting average?
A: About 41 yards (field goal) and a little over 40 yards as a punter.
Q: Is there a football highlight that you’d like to share with us?
A: Making the playoffs in my freshman and sophomore years. That was a great experience for me.
Q: How about a basketball highlight?
A: Getting to the district semifinals.
Q: And baseball?
A: District finals. I pitched in the first three games of the tournament (sectional and district semi). And that was pretty cool playing the final at Chillicothe Paints stadium.
Q: When you weren’t pitching, what position did you play?
A: (Laughs) Just about everywhere — outfield and infield. Wherever the coach needed me.
Q: How’s the Belpre baseball team going to be in the spring?
A: We should be pretty good.
Q: Do you play baseball in the summer?
A: In the summer, I get ready for football by conditioning and lifting.
Q: Who has helped impact your career as a Belpre student-athlete?
A: My family’s always been there for me. They go to all my games.
My dad coached me when I was younger.
Q: What do you do off the playing fields?
A: I just hang out with my friends and family — and church.
Q: How was your Christmas, and have you made any New Year’s resolutions?
A: (Laughs) I got everything and more at Christmas. And my New Year’s resolution is just to be better.
Ron Johnston, firstname.lastname@example.org