Price running to success


Taylor Mancil

Sophomore running back Alijah Prices leads the 2-2 Giants into action this Friday at Warren Central. Price has scored seven touchdowns in the first four games.

Jesse Faires, staff writer

With the Giant football season underway, sophomore running back Alijah Price has gotten off to a hot start.
The 5’6 165-pound back has already accumulated 431 rushing yards to go along with eight touchdowns in just a short 4-game span. Price says training is a big part of his recent success.
“I take care of my body daily with the trainer,” Price said. “It’s the most important thing. All the rest you see comes from a good week of preparation and talent.”
Price doesn’t expect perfection out of his team, but he does hope that his team comes in every day and works hard, including himself.
“I just expect myself and drive myself to win every rep and play it at 100 percent, game or practice. I expect my teammates to have the same mindset and do the same,” Price said.
Staying motivated every day isn’t always easy, especially for young athletes. Price has a couple of things that keep him locked in and ready to go hard every day.
“Something that motivates me is obviously going to be my family, that’s always number one,” Price said. “My coaches, Coach Johnson and Coach Allen motivate me to work hard and be a leader. All that evolves into the idea of inspiring me to play at my best.”
When asked about his recent success, Price credits his offense of lineman saying, “Who do I credit my early success to? Number one has to be my offensive line, I know I do some amazing things in open space, but my offensive line gets me to that open space by going 100 percent every play.”
Price hopes to continue his hot start into the rest of the season and lead his team to the 10th state championship in program history.
The Giants visit Warren Central Friday in a game that will feature former BD coach Mike Kirschner, who is in his second year leading the Warriors.