Rusher Ammon brings Bears together
Sam Green/Cortez Journal
Every football team has a player, who, through hard work, leadership and dedication, brings people together. Dolores Bears' senior Rusher Ammon is such a player.
Splitting time at fullback, offensive guard, defensive tackle and linebacker, the fourth year senior never ceases to amaze, utilizing hustle to opening holes, drag down ball carriers and doing whatever is necessary to help the team.
"(Ammon) has great intensity and desire," said Bears head coach Chris Trusler. "He wants to be on the field every play of the game. Every play, he goes all-out trying to make an impact."
The consummate team player, Ammon says little about his individual accomplishments, but shows no restraint when speaking about the direction of the Bears football team and the future of the program.
"We've been trying a lot," said Ammon earlier this season. "We've had a lot of simple mistakes that we're trying to fix. I like Coach Trusler. He's really dedicated, and he has a lot of insight into the game."
As impactful as Ammon is on the field, the senior is equally influential away from the gridiron, consistently mentoring and assisting younger teammates.
"I try to get the younger guys to pay attention during practice," said Ammon. "I also try to get them in their playbooks during the day so that we know what we're doing when we get into games."
"Off the field, he's proud to be part of this football team," said Trusler of Ammon. "He puts leadership first."
Like many of his teammates, Ammon is appreciative of Dolores High School and the small-town community in which he was raised.
"I just kind of like the school, the setting and the small town like it is," said Ammon. "Being a Dolores Bear is cool because when I was little, I wanted to play on the team. Now, people look up to me, and see what I do, and they kind of want to be like me."
A BRIGHT FUTURE
Discussing his plans for the future, Ammon said he intends to enlist in the Navy for four years and then pursue a license in diesel mechanics.
What happens after that is anyone's guess, but based the senior's work ethic, dedication and leadership skills, the future will undoubtedly be bright.