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Daily Courier Q&A: Laurel Highlands' Will Benesh

Jason Black | Daily Courier
Laurel Highlands' Will Benesh for Q&A

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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 12:11 a.m.
 

Laurel Highlands senior Will Benesh has been a fixture for the Mustangs on the offensive and defensive lines. He is in his second season as a starter for the Mustangs. Benesh is originally from Sacramento, Calif.

Q: Although the team has struggled, you have had a solid season on both sides of the line. What has been the key to your personal success?

A: I'm just working hard and I never miss practice. We have a great workout system, and coach (Zack) Just works hard to get the best out of us.

Q: Which do you prefer playing, right guard (offense) or tackle (defense)?

A: Offense, because I feel like I can control the game, and I can help make some holes for us.

Q: You grew up playing football in California and now are playing in Pennsylvania. What's the difference between the two places?

A: It's a lot hotter in California.

Q: How has your personal transition been from California to Pennsylvania?

A: It's been smooth, but I'm not used to the snow days.

Q: What can the Mustangs do to get some positive results in the second half of the season?

A: We have to have less injuries. We have to play smart and play aggressive. I feel like we are a good team, but we get down on ourselves when we start looking at the scoreboard.

Q: Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

A: I just listen to music and focus as much as possible.

Q: What kind of music do you listen to?

A: I listen to rap and rock, things that get you pumped up.

Q: Do you play any other sports?

A: Track and field. I throw the shot put and discus. I used to play rugby in California. I miss it. It's a fun sport.

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

A: Joe Montana. I grew up in a family that really likes the 49ers.

Q: What are your future plans?

A: I want to play college football and get a degree in history. I wouldn't mind being a teacher.

Q: Why do you like history?

A: It's very intriguing. I like learning about our past.

 

 
 


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