Stewarts Creek starting quarterback Mason Hall has journeyed across America during his childhood.
The junior was born in Tennessee, moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. around the age of the 5 and then moved back to the midstate before starting high school.
But he wasn’t done there.
He spent his first two years of high school living in Davidson County and attending Father Ryan High School before finally moving to Rutherford County this summer.
“We got into our house about two weeks ago,” Hall said on Aug. 3. “It’s been a bit of trek that’s for sure.”
But now, after living in two different states separated by more than 1,500 miles and attending three different school in the last four years, he believes he’s finally settled into a great place and the perfect school for him.
“I couldn’t be happier than I am at Stewarts Creek,” the 17-year-old said. “It’s pretty fitting to me too, since it’s a brand new school and I’m brand new to the area.”
Hall, who is the oldest of three brothers, said his parents are from Nashville and that his grandparents still reside in the area, which is why his family decided to move back east.
At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Hall will be given the keys to coach David Martin’s Wing-T offense.
Martin said his new starting quarterback has everything a coach wants in a leader, both on and off the field.
“Mason is the type of guy every coach wants on his team,” Martin said. “On the field, he’s got great size and he’s really smart in his decision making.
“Off the field, he’s a leader in every sense of the word.”
When the Red Hawks open the season, he’ll become the first player ever to take a snap in a Stewarts Creek uniform and that’s something Hall doesn’t and won’t take lightly.
“It will be an honor,” he said. “I’ve been a quarterback since I was 9 years old. I really feel like this is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for.”
And Hall isn’t selling his team short in 2013 either. He refuses to buy in to the preseason talk that Stewarts Creek won’t win any games this season.
“We’re going to exceed expectations,” Hall said in a demanding tone. “For the time we’ve had, we’ve already exceeded expectations. We really have nothing to lose.
“We’re expecting to go out and prove everybody wrong.”