Athlete of the Week May 11: Marcus Jolly, Jr.

the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence. That is something he doesn’t like to talk much about but he recognizes the power of education.

“The books help you get to where you want to go,” Jolly said. “School comes before anything, sports and all of that. You have to have the grades to really do what you want to do in life.”

“That’s one thing that comes first in their household and I think that has a lot to do with his success on the football field,” Northside head coach Kevin Kinsler said. “He’s learned how to prioritize his time and use it wisely.”

On the gridiron his diversity to run, throw and catch the football at a high level helps make the Eagles an even more competitive force come game time.

“He’s an outstanding young man and works really hard,” Kinsler said. “He has so many different skills that we can put him at a lot of different place so he’s doing very good this far.”

Spring football practice is almost over for the Eagles, but with more season on the horizon for Jolly his goals are simple.