GB West has Inspiration at it's Core with One-Handed Center
Green Bay West football hasn't defied the odds very often in the last decade, just 4-68 in that span.
But there is reason for optimism located at the center of their offensive line in John Boldt.
"[He's] one of those kids that we don't need to teach a lot of character he's a kid that does not allow his situation to dictate his attitude." said 3rd year head coach Jeff Behrendt.
The Junior will quarterback the Wildcat's offensive line in 2013 after starting on Junior Varsity last year.
Impressive, given Boldt has no right hand.
"[Playing Center is] challenging whether you have one or two hands," said Boldt. "So I just go out there and do the best I can."
"We just took him as if he was a regular guy," Behrendt said. "We threw him in the position and he wanted to try it and he was good at it."
At one point this summer, Boldt didn't think he had it in him to play the game, finding the off season workout and conditioning program to be too difficult.
He credits his teammates and coaches for getting him to snap out of his winter slump and now is ready to man the varsity spot.
All the while, not considering his disability a disadvantage.
"I don't look at it as a limitation. As long as you don't put me on the playground with monkey bars," he laughed.
Boldt and the Wildcats will swing for their first win since 2009 when they open the season against rival Green Bay East.