This week we Take Five with Bobby Lavelle, a seventh grader at Macopin Middle School. Bobby is a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron, playing quarterback, running back, defensive cornerback and return man for special teams for the West Milford Midget Football Association. Bobby was instrumental in his team's undefeated season this past fall when they won the Pee Wee championship. Bobby was voted most valuable player by the New Jersey Youth Football League. Be sure to go online to www.westmilfordmessenger.com to see our bonus five with Bobby.
1) How did you get involved with football?
Football has been a tradition in my family for generations.
2) What would most people be surprised to know about football?
Most people would be surprised to know that a good football team requires different types of players with different skills to play the many positions on the team
3) What are your long term goals?
That would be to play football really good in high school so that I could play football for a good college. In 15 years. I see myself either playing professional football or doing pro motocross.
4) What do you do with your time when you're not playing football?
I also wrestle for the West Milford Recreation team. I like to spend most my off time skateboarding. My coaches don't really like the fact that I skateboard. They are afraid that I might get hurt and won't be able to play.
5) Share something no one knows about you.
The thing that most people don't know about me is that I am a pretty good dancer.
Bobby's got the moves on the field and the dance floor! Congratulations on that undefeated season. The Highlanders will be looking forward to having you on the high school team in a couple of years.
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Bonus Five 6) Describe your support system.
My family is probably my biggest support system because they are always there for me and never miss a game. I also have the best group of coaches and teammates that anybody could ask for.
7) Name three things you would bring with you if you were on a deserted island.
My iPod, a fishing pole, and a few books.
8) Share a favorite moment with your team.
That would be the second time that we won the championship and being selected MVP of the game.
9) What is your favorite movie and why?
My favorite movie is Street Dreams. I like this movie because it's all about skateboarding.
10) Who is your biggest inspiration?
My brother Scott is my biggest inspiration because he is constantly pushing me to do my best and to train my hardest.