Sports Spotlight on Stetson Carr | VideoAlexander Gorney | 10/31/2012
"The part of the sport I love the most is the competitiveness. There`s always an edge no matter what team you play good or bad there`s always going to be that competitive edge whether you have a rivalry or a couple kids on the other team you just want to beat," he said.
Carr has been the Bison`s starting quarterback since his sophomore year and suprisingly, the thought of football didn`t enter the senior`s mind until he saw his brother play.
"I didn`t use to play sports when I was younger. I was more involved in rodeos, coming from a roping background. Ever since my brother got involved in sports I got involved also and I watched my brother during his high school career and it influenced me to follow his footsteps and ever since I`ve been playing."
Stetson is a triple threat. He`s not only a running and passing quarterback but the all state QB also starts as a defensive back.
"He`s a complete football players. Not only is he athletically gifted but he`s got a great mind. He can dissect another team`s offense. Defensively he can take another look at other teams defenses and see where the weak points are. He`s a great leader. You talk about a kid with zero quit in him. He`s a guy you want to follow," said Hazen head coach Rick Philion.
But if Carr had to choose a side of the ball to play on...
"I enjoy offense more. To me it`s more thinking. I need to think more about the defense and make decisions rather than just react. And I think that`s one of my best attributes is the ability to react to certain situations."
Carr helped the Bison earn the number one seed in region four but the ultimate goal is to be the best Class A team in the state.
"I think a state championship would be incredible. I feel for my coaches, being to the semi finals countless times. Watched my brother, watch him be in the semi finals several times. It just burns the bottom of your heart, you just want it more than anything. To get it would mean the whole world to me."
And it`s a world that is just two wins away.
Carr hopes to follow his brother`s footsteps and play football at UND next year. He eventually wants to pursue a career in the medical field. The Bison host top ranked Stanley-Powers Lake in the Class A semi-finals on Saturday.
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