A+ Athlete: Scout Sanders, Whitesboro

Published: Feb. 8, 2019 at 3:22 PM CST
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This week's A+ Athlete is Scout Sanders of Whitesboro High School.

Scout is known for what he can do on the playing field, but it's in the class room where he really shines. Scout has a 3.8 G.P.A. he's involved in the national honor society, he was named academic all-state in football, and he spends his free time leading a bible study at Whitesboro Intermediate, setting an example for future Bearcats...

"The excellence that you see him portray out on the field, and his dedication, is what he does in the classroom," said Whitesboro science teacher Barbara Urban. "He is one of those students that will come in, do his work. He's serious about what he's doing. He wants to learn, asks questions. He expects himself to excel, just like he would on the field."

"I'm a competitor. I like to be number 1. I'm going to do whatever I can to do that," said Sanders. "I always compete with my buddies in my anatomy class. I make sure I always have the highest grade out of all of them. If they need help, I always like to help them out too."

Scout is also a competitor in athletics, whether it's on the football field where he was the district MVP in 2017, or on the baseball field where he made the all state tournament team, or on the basketball court. He even made it to the state track meet as a Junior.

"I just try to give all the glory to God. He's given me the ability to do all the things I do," said Sanders. "I love being around my teammates. Ultimately, on Friday and Tuesday nights we just come out here and have fun. It's been a part of my life ever since I was a little kid."

"He's just a great competitor. He's one of those guys that you can go to battle with," said Whitesboro basketball coach Toby Sluder. "You know he going to be there everyday, he's going to do what he's supposed to do. He's going to act right, he's going to do the right thing. He's going to encourage his teammates to do the right thing, when you have people like that, it makes this job easy."

After graduation, Scout will continue his baseball career at Hill College.