By: Audra Thomas
The crowd pleaser, linebacker Austin Hall, returns to the Viking football team for his senior year. Hall has been playing for Ripley for six years now, and has been a presence well known throughout that time.
Under the new coaching staff, with Head Coach Dave Tennant, everyone is expecting good things coming from Death Valley this season.
“The new coaches bring in lots of energy, and also lots of knowledge about the game.” Hall says.
He admits he is an emotional player as he talked about his favorite football memory.
“At the end of the (Ravenswood) game I couldn’t help but cry a little bit because I had never actually won the Hatchet game, and it meant a lot to have been part of it,” says Hall.
Other than just being on the field, Hall will return to the wrestling mat and is also looking forward to joining the track team this year, where he will be throwing shot and discus this year. In the end, Hall would like to thank the community for all the support they have given to the team throughout the years.