Claim to Fame: Kleg Kennedy inherited the quarterback position at Lampasas, taking over for 2011 district MVP Brandon Scott.
Obviously, this has been a season of transition for Lampasas. What has the year been like for you so far?
“So far, it has been pretty depressing. We have people this year who are stronger and faster than most of our running backs and (offensive) line last year. We have the players, but we are just not getting it done right now.”
What do you think is preventing the team from being successful?
“I’ve been talking with some of the captains, and we’ve just got to get a ‘want to’ in some of the players. When we are down there (in the red zone), we need to capitalize. We’ve just got to get people where they get up and play.”
You’ve stepped into a big role both on the field and as a leader. What has that experience been like for you personally?
“Oh, goodness. It has been kind of a hectic deal. We are just trying to catch a break somewhere, so it has been really hard. We had our plan at the beginning of the year, and we just keep having to change it because some specific things we thought could work, they are not working right now. But it is not just me, it is everybody. We have our stuff, and it is suppose to work, but we just have to get it done and get somebody who can capitalize on different things.”
With this being your senior season, what is something you want to accomplish before graduating?
“I just want to get out there and play. That is really what is important to me. No matter if we win or lose, as long as I know our team gave our best effort then it is just football. It is just a game when it all comes down to it. We shouldn’t be happy where we are, but if we know we gave every bit of effort and (another team) won, then they are just a better team. But, personally, I just want to get out there and play Brownwood.”
Outside of football, what are some of your interests?
“I do a lot of ag projects. I have a bunch of show pigs. I was born and raised out here (in Lampasas), so I’ve just always done this. This is my family thing. Other than my sister, she played volleyball, I’m about the only person that was ever into athletics in my family.”
What is it that is so enjoyable?
“There is a friendship you’ve got with the pigs. Everyone has their dog, but no matter how bad of a day I have, I can always go into the barn, and they are just happy to see me every day. It just kind of makes me feel good to be with them. And when we go out to show, we do a pretty good job every year. There is also kind of a family feud between me and my uncle, sort of.”
What are your plans for after high school?
“I’ve applied to Texas Tech and Texas A&M, and I got accepted to Texas Tech so far. At A&M, I applied for “animal science pre vet,” and I wanted to go there and get into veterinary school.”
Are you planning to go to Texas Tech or are you going to hold out to see what happens with Texas A&M?
“I’m pretty much holding out to see what happens with A&M. I want to go to Texas Tech, my sister is down there, and they have a really good ag program. If you get their animal science degree, it is pretty hard not to get accepted into veterinary school. But, when it comes down to it, it’s really wherever I can get the most scholarships. I’m just going to apply and apply everywhere I can.”
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