Academic All-Star: Liberty Christian's Mitch Godwin
RICHLAND, WA - Liberty Christian junior Mitch Godwin didn't grow up planning to play on the grid iron. "I don't know, just watching football games on TV. It just seemed fun and all my friends were doing it so I thought I'd try it out and I tried it out in middle school and had fun and just kind of took off from there," Godwin said.
Just a few years later, he's made his mark. Godwin was a freshman on the Patriots 2012 state championship team. Now, he's gunning for number two. "It's a lucky experience. Not many people get to do it even once. I'm very blessed."
Coach Mike Olson says he's lucky to get to coach a player like Godwin. "Well obviously he's very intelligent so that's a blessing. And Mitch is such a gifted athlete to top it all off so you know he creates a lot of big plays for us both offensively and defensively," Olson said.
Godwin's helped the Patriots score an average of 50 points a game this season, but he didn't always think it woul lead them to state. "That's kind of the different thing about two years ago. Two years ago we were kind of expecting it. Like we need to go to the dome. And this year it just happened and we were like let's keep winning."
On Saturday, Godwin will walk into the Tacoma Dome to take on the defending state champs from Neah Bay. "It's gonna be a little nerve wracking but it's gonna be exciting. For us it's a new experience and it's gonna be really fun."