Fairfield senior Chandler Allen does everything for the Eagles football program. He plays on both sides of the ball and is one of the best players on the team.
"We're happy he was on our team for 4 years. The contribution he makes on the football field is probably small to the contribution he makes in the hallway," said coach Les Meyer.
That's because Chandler is always there to lend a hand. At school he serves as a math tutor to other students who want to get up to speed. He's also their mentor, and has an open ear whenever someone just wants to talk.
"And then when they see you in the hallway they say hi and it makes my day and I think it might make their day too," Allen said.
"Seeing him with younger kids and mentoring them and talking to those kids like no one else can," added senior Cantor Coverdell.
Outside of school, Chandler is involved with the Special Olympics and the Boy Scouts of America. In scouts he holds the group's highest possible ranking: coincidentally, Eagle. In order to earn the ranking, a scout has to complete a service project that betters their community.
"I had some cousins who did a championship sign that got knocked down and outdated so I re did it and updated it and created a new one," Allen said.
Chandler was at the forefront of raising money to create this sign, which stands just east of Fairfield. The sign displays all the championships the Eagles have won, something he also helped the school and his teammates earn.
"He is always trying to, seriously, get better and then he's also trying to help somebody else," Meyer said.
"You can always count on him to give 110% and always picking up a teammate or someone who is down," Coverdell added.
Chandler's contribution to the Fairfield community is something he's always been a part of after he saw how others before him helped him get to where he is.
"This community has shown so much support for all my activities. They just support us all the way and I feel I just needed to give back to them for what they've given me," Allen said.