Lackawanna Trail senior Zac Cost has been the target of many opposing coaching staff’s gameplan. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound tight end and defensive end is a devastating blocker, a pass catcher and a physical defender. Last Friday against Juniata Valley, his hit on the quarterback resulted in an interception. Cost was also recently named to the LFC coaches defensive all-star team. In recognition of his achievement, Cost has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner Athlete of the Week.
Grade, age, hometown: Senior, 18, Dalton
Family: Mom Tina.
Position: Tight end, defensive end, and punter.
Three reasons why you play: I play because football teaches you life lessons, I want to be part of a team, and it keeps me in shape.
Other sports I play: Power forward in basketball
Athletes I admire: Shawn Jones and Steph Curry
Favorite Movie: “Friday Night Lights”
Favorite TV show: “Brickleberry”
Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite Band/Artist: Migos
Favorite school subject: Government
Three people I’d like to have dinner with, dead or alive: Ronald Reagan, Shawn Jones, and Steph Curry
Biggest Role Model and why: Football-wise it would be Shawn Jones because he worked me pretty hard for the past three years.
Post-graduation plans: To go to college for criminal justice and play football, but I’m not sure where yet.
Superstitions or rituals: I usually nap before games.
What number do you wear and why? I wear #81 because #88 wasn’t available. It’s cool I guess.
When did you start football competitively? Freshman year, but I did play a year of “C” team with the junior Lions.
Favorite school/field to compete at and why? Lion Pride Stadium because it is my home field and I truly enjoy playing there.
What is your favorite football memory? Right now, it is beating Old Forge for the district championship, but I hope to have a bigger one next Thursday.
What is your dream job? To be a senator.
What is the coolest place you have traveled to? A cruise to Jamaica.
Do you speak another language? I speak a little French and a little Spanish.
What would be your team anthem? “Can’t be Touched” by Roy Jones, Jr.
Who are your closest teammates? The entire group of seniors. We are a joint group.
How would you describe your coach in one word? Mentor
How would they describe you? Driven
What is the best place for post game food? Pump in Nicholson
What is your favorite sports quote? “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Favorite Hershey candy? Almond Joy