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Daily Courier Q&A: Connellsville's Michael Parlak

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Connellsville senior Michael Parlak
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Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, 2:01 a.m.

Connellsville senior Michael Parlak is no stranger to team sports. Parlak has been a key component on the Falcons' baseball, basketball and football teams. A three-sport athlete, Parlak knows what it takes to be a team player.

“He is just a solid team guy,” Connellsville football coach Dave McDonald said.

Parlak will platoon as part of a running back committee in Connellsville's offense.

He'll also look to shine on defense as an outside linebacker.

“He always seems to be in position to make plays and he always goes 100 miles per hour,” McDonald said. “You can count on him, and you can trust him.”

Parlak is undecided on his future plans, but he has thoughts of going to college to study criminal justice or medicine. He would like to play a sport at the collegiate level as well.

Q: In terms of wins and losses, the Falcons regressed to 2-7 last season after qualifying for the playoffs and finishing 5-5 in 2011. What gives you optimism that the team can rebound from a tough 2012?

A: Last year, we didn't have a lot of seniors, but now we've got a lot more leadership. We also have a lot of younger players that can contribute. We have a lot of depth.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most about the 2013 season?

A: I think we have a good team, so I'm looking forward to getting more wins. It's all business.

Q: Considering you play three varsity sports, what is your favorite?

A: I kind of enjoy them all equally. It just depends on the season.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you're not playing basketball, baseball or football?

A: I just enjoy hanging out with friends, going fishing, going hunting.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Spaghetti and meatballs

Q: What is your favorite music?

A: I like rock.

Q: If you could meet anybody, who would it be?

A: (Pirates catcher) Russell Martin. He is my favorite player.

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