Star Spencer linebacker Kenneth Davis led the team in tackles last season, and he also plays a vital role on offense in a variety of positions. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior was a starting linebacker on the Class 4A state championship team of 2009.
This is the first time in your career you're playing for the same coach two years in a row. How important is that?
It means a lot, because we can keep going forward, not switch coaches again and learn another system.
How do you help them understand what can be accomplished at Star Spencer?
I try to do the best I can with the newcomers who come in every year to put them in the position I was in to start as a freshman. I show them how hard you have to work to be a state team. I just try to do what I can to help the team and help the newcomers.
For this year's seniors, the guys who were here for the state title, how tough have the last two years been?
It's been terrible. You just got to keep fighting through, keep building up, keep getting the team better. We work as hard as we can every day to put it together and go win games, to get back where we used to be.
How's recruiting going?
It's going well. I'm still getting letters from a lot of schools. Missouri and Iowa State are sending me a lot of stuff. I've just got to keep going hard, take my ACT and try to make it.
How much offense will you play this year?
I'm gonna do a lot. I'm trying to work as hard as I can to get in shape so I can play as much as possible. Running back and linebacker are two pretty tough positions, so I've got to work to get ready for it.
By Scott Wright