Northeast Tech Oct 1125

By Chandler Vessels

Trey Duncan is thankful for the memories that football has provided him.

The seemingly trivial ones that happen in practice, like the time running back Blake Gonzalez trucked Duncan so hard the latter still gets ridiculed for it today.

“I went up to tackle him and he rung my bell,” Duncan said. “He knocked the crap out of me. I always thought that was pretty funny.”

Duncan is a junior at Colcord High School, where he plays running back and defensive end. He is also a member of the powerlifting team. Trying to soak up even more memories from football during the 2020 season, Duncan is staying focused on his performance benchmarks that includes making a touchdown reception in every game this season.

Duncan is expanding his educational opportunities through concurrent enrollment at Northeast Tech where he is learning by doing in the Health Careers program. He wants to go into the nursing field with the goal of each his CNA and LPN certifications. Duncan said he enjoys the classes saying that he finds the instructor funny and relatable. The experience has him thinking about the next steps he might take to further his career.

“I wanted to join the military and I thought being a combat medic or something along those lines would be a pretty cool deal,” he said. “Afterward I can go and get a job in the medical field outside of the military.”

For now, he is focused on continuing to make memories on the football field. He is hopeful the team can reach new heights before his senior season.

“District champs would be amazing,” he said. “Really I just want to give it my all every game and go out there and have fun.”

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