Athlete of the Week: Amandos Dominates on D

Wolfpack linebacker has been a menace all season.

The West Morris Central Wolfpack team is off to , and while the running game and offense has been an intregral part to the success, the defense has also made its mark.

Central's defense is allowing an average of 16 points a game through the first six contests, and that low total can be attributed in part to junior linebacker / tight end Tyler Amandos.

On Friday, Oct. 11, Amandos poured in a stellar performance against the Roxbury Gaels, coming up with two interceptions, a fumble recovery and eight tackles. . The 16-year-old is Long Valley Patch's Athlete of the Week.

LVP: What's your expectation for the rest of this season?
TA: We take it one game at a time and will continue to work as hard as we can to acheive our goal of getting as far as we can.

LVP: Do you want to play football in college, and if so, where would you like to go?
TA: I would love to play in college, but there are many good athletes out there so I will have to continue working hard to play at the next level. I would like to go to a good educational school with a strong athletic program.

LVP: What's your favorite part about playing for the Wolfpack?
TA: My favorite part would have to be the tradition of Wolfpack football program and the hard working attitude of everyone.

LVP: What do you like to do off the field?
TA: My favorite things to do off the field are hanging out with my friends as well as my family.

John Chaplin October 21, 2011 at 03:48 PM
Tyler is a fine young man. The month of August, the last 3 years, he has spent his time with my youth football team coaching. He has become a great role model for my young football players. I truly appreciate seeing the man he is growing into. I enjoy spending time with him and seeing him play the game he loves, at such a level. Thank you Tyler. John Chaplin Long Valley Raiders Football


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