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Quick Q&A: Jake Ihrke, Henry Sibley football

08/31/2013, 7:23pm CDT
By Star Tribune

Ihrke is looking to help Henry Sibley’s football program to a winning season in his final year.

Quick Q&A

JAKE IHRKE

HENRY SIBLEY, SR.

FOOTBALL

 

Ihrke is looking to help Henry Sibley’s football program to a winning season in his final year. The Warriors haven’t been above .500 since 2009 when they finished 8-3. The linebacker also wrestles in the winter and plays baseball in the spring.

 

The best movie I’ve seen in the last year? “2 Guns.”

 

Three words or phrases my friends or teammates might use to describe me: Hard-nosed; intense; driven.

 

What are your three favorite apps? Twitter; Instagram; Hudl.

 

Who do you like to follow the most on Twitter, and why? Chad Johnson. His humor gets me every time.

 

At my first varsity practice, I felt … intimidated by all the older players.

 

What did you work on most this summer? Getting stronger and faster.

 

What is your favorite meal before a game? Spaghetti with meat sauce.

 

To get focused for a game, I … crank up the AC/DC.

 

What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete so far? Beating Eastview 6-1 in the Class 3A, Section 3 baseball tournament this past spring.

 

If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be? I’d love to be able to play more football games.

 

How do you balance school and sports during the school year? Study hall is a good way to get my work done during the school day.

 

When you have time off during vacation, what do you like to do? Hunt and fish.

 

Do you have a secret talent and if so, what is it? I’m in the school choir, so I guess I’d have to say singing.

 

In 10 years, I hope I’m … a high schoolteacher and coach.

RON HAGGSTROM

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