Athlete of the Issue: Walter Molishus

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Athlete of the Issue: Walter Molishus

Standing at a towering 6’7 and weighing in at 315 pounds, senior Walter Molishus is by far the biggest member of the Spring-Ford squad.

Standing at a towering 6’7 and weighing in at 315 pounds, senior Walter Molishus is by far the biggest member of the Spring-Ford squad.

Standing at a towering 6’7 and weighing in at 315 pounds, senior Walter Molishus is by far the biggest member of the Spring-Ford squad.

Standing at a towering 6’7 and weighing in at 315 pounds, senior Walter Molishus is by far the biggest member of the Spring-Ford squad.

By Dean Costalas, Sports Editor

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It’s hard to say where the strong point of Spring-Ford’s 2018 football team is. One could say it’s the dynamic offense, constantly making big plays off of deep balls or with wickedly good scrambles during broken plays.

Others would argue that the running back combo of Andrew Yoon and Brill serves as a one-two punch to any defenses’ front four.

There also has been, without a shadow of a doubt, an insane amount of output coming from the defensive line of the Rams with sacks, hurries, and pressure galore. At D-End, Nate Orkfritz and Blake Terrizzi keep strong contain while they still somehow maintain pressure on the QB, and that creates chaos up front.

There is an undeniable mountain that stands, both literally and metaphorically, above the competition though — Walter Molishus.

Molishus is spending his first season as a starter as a force of nature. Standing at a towering 6’7 and weighing in at 315 pounds, Molishus is by far the biggest member of the Spring-Ford squad.

Molishus has garnered himself a sort of cult following as you’ll see his face on more cardboard cutouts in the student section then most anybody. Earning the moniker of a gentle giant, Molishus has made a name for himself by being reserved and having a good sense of humor off the field.

After the opening kickoff on game day, there is not a single player in the PAC who gets excited to line up across from him.

When asked about his favorite part of playing defense, Molishus said, “When you make a big play like a sack or tackle for a loss and hear your name get announced, that’s the best. Knowing you did something to help out the team and then having everyone know that it was YOUR thing.”

He also reflected on his career as a whole, saying, “I think I’ll take my high school experience with me to the next level. I learned a lot of things playing here, and I don’t think I would have learned them at any other school. If I could’ve changed anything, I would’ve liked to played more varsity and less JV. But still, I loved playing whenever I could.”

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