FCHS’s Walker makes all-star cut
Lucas Vance Staff Writer
WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School football player Compton Walker has been selected to participate in the 2013 Touchstone Energy Cooperative Bowl (North/South all-star game) on Dec. 14 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in North Myrtle Beach.
Walker has made his presence felt this season on defense and special teams. He is the Griffins’ cornerback, punter, place kicker and punt returner.
Head coach Demetrius Davis knows that Walker is one the key players on the Griffins’ squad.
“Compton is one of our leaders and one guy on the team that does multiple jobs,” he stated. “He (Walker) is our coach on the field on defense and those other 10 guys look up to him and respect him.”
Davis said that Walker nearly made the cut for the Shrine Bowl all-star game, which pits South Carolina all-stars against North Carolina all-stars in a border battle.
“He (Walker) is a great football player and he is smart,” Davis noted. “He (Walker) nearly made the cut for the Shrine Bowl, and once he didn’t I was sure he would make the North/South game.”
On defense, Walker has recorded 21 tackles, one fumble recovery and is second on the team in interceptions with two. He also the team’s leading punter, averaging 40 yards per punt and has scored a team high two punt return touchdowns. Walker has converted 23 of his 25 extra point attempts.
Despite other all-star caliber players on the team, Walker was the only Griffin to make an all-star team and Davis believes that has been a source of motivation for the rest of the team to go out and win a championship.
“I feel there should be (extra motivation) to earn some respect,” he said. “If we can finish this deal as state champions it will be way better than any all-star game. Our team is humble and they’re not caught up on individual accolades. I feel like they all deserve it, but I’m happy and grateful that we have one all-star.”
The trophy presentation for Walker will be held during halftime of tonight’s game against Keenan.
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