Ben Scott is not sure just what career he may pursue when his college days are finished, but one thing is certain, he's already acting like a man, not a high school-age student.
Last week when Lawton High School's football team was battling Southmoore in a big district encounter, the Wolverines lost a touchdown on a controversial holding call. None of the coaches mentioned the player who was whistled for the call, but when I sat down with Scott for a weekly Wolverine player interview, the senior came right out and shouldered the blame.
"That call was on me, and even though the film showed it was a bad call, I still feel bad," the likeable Alabama native said. "The people here (at Lawton High) have been great about accepting me to the school and the football team and I hated to have that happen, but it just makes me want to work harder to get better and make sure we win the rest of our games."
Of course, the LHS coaches are quick to say that Scott has done so many other good things this season that they sure aren't going to fault him for that one play.
"Ben Scott has been a tremendous addition to this football team," LHS coach Randy Breeze said. "We are so happy to have him. He is so valuable that we don't let him have many plays on the bench. He starts at guard on offense and end on defense and is doing a great job on both sides of the ball.