Huskies Homecoming spotlight: Wes Stephens |

Huskies Homecoming spotlight: Wes Stephens

Sure, Parke Robbins, Josh Kundolf and Jon Simpson can move. But the backfield of the Battle Mountain football team doesn’t go anywhere without the line. So we sat down with center (and also linebacker) Wes Stephens to get a look at life in the trenches. The Huskies will be at Phelan Field Friday night, hosting Montezuma-Cortez, at 7 for Homecoming. Don’t be late.

Date of birth: June 18, 1991

Parents: Mark and Margie Stephens

Siblings: McClees, 21, Bay, 12, and Eli, 11.

Positions: Center and linebacker

What’s it like in the trenches? “It’s a lot of work. Sometimes, it gets tough, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s a blast.”

Defense or offense? Defense ” “It’s great to hit people as hard as you can. You have a lot of adrenaline going. I can’t really explain it.”

What’s a long drive like? “It feels good to keep it moving. It’s awesome.”

Why football? “I started in middle school. I just love this game, no matter what.”

What’s the key for the season? “I think we just have to work on our defense. Our offense is there all the way. Our defense just needs to be able to stop the ball.”

What’s coach David Joyce like? “He really knows what he’s doing. He’s got it planned out. He works us hard to make sure we know what we’re doing.”

Funniest teammate: Chase Olle

How much are you looking forward to Homecoming? “I can’t wait. Homefield, it’s going to be exciting.”

Best moment in football: Interception for a touchdown sophomore year

Most embarrassing moment: “The count was on two, and I snapped the ball on one.”

Favorite subject: Science

College plans: Montana State or within Colorado

Sports you watch: Football, hockey and skiing

Favorite team: Broncos ” “I think they’ll make it to the Super Bowl.”

Favorite skier: Tanner Hall

Favorite TV show: “The Simpsons”

Favorite Simpson: Bart

Favorite movie: “Joe Dirt”

Favorite movie star: Bruce Willis

Favorite music: Reggae, hip-hop and classic rock

Favorite video game: Need for Speed

Favorite Web site: Google

Hobbies: Dirt-biking and skiing

Powder day, where do you go? “I would go snowmobiling.”

Favorite food: Chinese ” Sesame chicken with dumplings

Favorite pizza slice: Anything

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? Redwood

Favorite color: Orange

If you were ruler of the world for one day? “Probably as much as I can.”

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 748-2934 or

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