Alex Haight – 12 Sports Athlete of the Week

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Alex Haight is a big reason for the Delaware Academy football team’s undefeated record this season.

In his second season playing varsity football, Haight is making a statement.

“At tailback in about every game that we’ve played, he’s the fastest guy on the field,” said head coach Phil Newman.

In four games, Haight has over 300 rushing yards, over 400 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.

“Coach does a really good job putting me in motion and sometimes not getting the ball,” said Haight. “Drawing people away. Doing different kinds of routes.”

“He’s gotten bigger and stronger from last year,” said Newman. “He’s probably the fastest athlete we’ve ever had in the football program. Any time he touches the ball he can score.”

His success doesn’t just come on the football field.

During this year’s basketball season, Haight reached the 1000-point milestone to become Delhi’s all-time leading scorer.

He’s also on track to end his final year as a Bulldog undefeated in all of the sports he plays, which includes tennis and soccer along with basketball and football.

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