Scholar Athlete: Central High School Football/Baseball, Tommy Vickers

Striving for success came at an early age for Central high school junior, Tommy Vickers.

“Growing up I was pretty much expected to make good grades and that standard has kind of been held up until now,” says Central high school junior Tommy Vickers.

And he’s reached that standard achieving a 4.0 GPA as a two sport athlete and is a member of the National Honor Society and Beta club. His dad is also the principal at Central, who keeps a close eye on him.

“I know that I can’t slack off just because I mean he’s right next to me at all times, but at the same time he motivates me just so I can meet his standard,” says Vickers.

In the fall, Tommy is a full back on the football team and in the spring is a pitcher for the baseball team. One thing he’s been able to take away from being a year round athlete, and implementing it in the classroom, is hard work.

“I mean you get knocked down out here and it’s hard to get back up sometimes, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do and same thing in the classroom. We will get done with practice 7, 8 oclock at night and the last thing you want to do is study, but you know that’s what you have to do,” says Vickers.

What makes it all worth it for him are those Friday night lights.

“Friday nights are amazing. Practice is brutal, but everything you do on Friday nights and the pregame and the crowd and the music is just amazing.”

Congratulations to Tommy Vickers of Central high school this week’s WLTZ scholar athlete.

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