Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Yough RB/WR Clay Waldron
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Yough junior Clay Waldron rotates between running back and wide receiver, excelling at both.
In the Cougars' Week 1 rout of Charleroi, Waldron had 10 carries for 116 yards and caught five passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns.
With Yough trying to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008, this could also be a pivotal recruiting year for the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Waldron, who's a three-year starter and led Yough in receiving with 398 yards last season.
This week, Waldron and the Cougars head to Brownsville for a Class AA Interstate matchup.
Q: How do you explain your breakout game Friday?
A: I just felt fantastic during pregame. We have a real good line this year. They were opening up big holes and everything. Everything just felt good.
Q: Do you like playing one position more than the other?
A: I like them both. They both allow me to get a lot of yards and make big plays. I've been a running back since midgets, so if I had to say one, it would be running back.
Q: Is one more difficult than the other?
A: Receiver takes a lot more concentration. There are a lot more things to remember. It's a little bit more difficult.
Q: How do you balance the two positions?
A: I go through it in practice a lot, switching between running back and wide receiver. I get a lot of reps in practice. You just catch up and learn everything pretty quick.
Q: How important is this season for your football future?
A: I'm really trying to have big, breakout games this season. Get my name out there. Get some college scouts looking at me.
Q: What's it going to take to get back to the playoffs?
A: We've been practicing real hard. We've been having a lot of concentration and focus during practices. We just have to do our jobs, and it's going to take every one of us.
Q: What's your favorite tradition at Yough?
A: We all love walking up the hill on Cougar Mountain. That's the best feeling ever — walking up the hill on Friday nights. It has motivational things coming up, paw prints all over it, it's cool. Real cool.
Q: Do you have a favorite stadium to play in besides your own?
A: Southmoreland has a really nice field. Charleroi, too. I like playing on real nice fields.
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