Parents wear a lot of hats when it comes to their children. Not only do they raise and take care of them, but they also are their support system and encouragement throughout their life.
Hudson Haas says that while he has had some great people as a part of his life, he says that his father is the one person that has made the biggest impact on his life.
“My dad is the role model that I look up to the most,” Hudson said. “He pushes me to accomplish the things that seem impossible. I would not be the person I am today without him.”
A junior at Ponca City High School, Haas plays defensive end on the Wildcats football team. He is also a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Hudson has put in a lot of hard work and time in order to become the best football player that he can be. He says that being your best means seizing every moment possible.
“You have to take every opportunity that you can to become better,” he said. “That is how you reach your full potential. We have a lot of teams we play against, but the team that I like to beat the most are the ones that seem unbeatable because they will make us better as a team.”
The teammates that Haas plays alongside are guys that he enjoys working with and reaching goals together.
“My favorite moment with my teammates would be getting the opportunity to make playoffs with a hardworking team,” he said. “Cooper Leonard is one of the guys I enjoy practicing against because he is always willing to go one hundred percent on a rainy day. One of the under-the-radar types of guys is Micah McBride. He plays defensive at 160 pounds and has a dominant attitude.”
Ponca City head football coach Scott Harmon says that Hudson is a great kid that brings a lot to the team.
“Haas started all ten games as a defensive end as a sophomore last season,” he said. “He is a smart kid that should play at the next level.”