Post-Crescent sports reporter Ricardo Arguello goes one-on-one with Kimberly defensive end Connor McCormick:
Q: Your defense has been playing lights out for most of the season. What is the mentality of your defense when it’s out on the field?
A: Our defense is all about playing as one unit and not individuals. Everyone does their job and can trust the other 10 guys on the field to do theirs.
Q: How do you and your teammates keep focused/hungry after winning it all last year?
A: Our coaching staff really emphasizes that the state championship was won by the team of 2013. Now this year we have to lead the way and leave our own legacy. My teammates and I really take it to heart.
Q: If you weren’t playing football, would there be another sport in the fall you would be playing?
A: I would probably play soccer. I played it up until high school, when I chose football instead.
Q: Congratulations! You just won 4 VIP ticket packages to go anywhere in the world. Where are you going and who are you taking with you?
A: I’d take my brother and sisters and go to Jamaica to get out of the cold.
Q: In your opinion, what’s been the greatest invention in the past 50 years? Why?
A: I’d say the Internet just because it’s something I use every day for Twitter and video games.
Q: It’s favorites time! What’s your favorite TV show?
A: “The Big Bang Theory.”
Q: Favorite movie?
Q: Favorite NFL player NOT from Green Bay?
A: J.J. Watt.
Q: Favorite aspect of Kimberly?
A: The close community that’s always there to support us academically and in all our athletics.
Q: Favorite Hollywood dream date?
A: Jessica Alba.
Q: Favorite video game and video game system?
A: PS3 and “Grand Theft Auto 5.”
Q: Favorite meal prepared by mom?
A: Potato soup.
Q: Favorite vacation spot?
A: Wisconsin Dells.
Q: Favorite childhood toy?
A: Hot Wheels cars.
Q: Favorite breakfast cereal?
A: Cocoa Puffs.
Q: Whoa! You just won $200 million in the PowerBall! What are the first three things you’re buying with the money?
A: The newest Lamborghini, a PS4, and lots of food.
Q: What’s the next step for you? Will you be playing football at the next level? Any early thoughts on a major?
A: I haven’t decided on a major, but I would like to play football in college for as long as possible.
— Ricardo Arguello: 920-993-1000, ext. 558, or email@example.com; on Twitter @PCRicardo