Garrett Conners’ career on the Glacier High School gridiron got off to an impressive start. Naturally quick and with a broad vision of the field, he set the school record for most tackles in one game, 21, in his first game as a sophomore.
Three games later, in Conners’ fourth game as a Wolfpack linebacker, he broke his arm scrambling to block a punt, taking him out for the season and putting six screws in his right arm.
Injuries plagued Conners into his junior year when a torn hamstring turned his year into a week-to-week playing possibility.
“I hate watching my team playing from the sidelines,” said Conners. “I felt helpless. This year it’s time to get going again. It feels natural.”
Back on the field and in a new position on the defensive line, Conners, 18, has his goals set high. Besides pursuing the record for most sacks in a season, Conners wants to make a strong playoff showing.
“The defense needs to step up,” said Conners. “If we can do that then we can make the playoffs for sure.”
Although he admits he’s a little more “gun shy” after his injuries, Conners sees his setbacks and success as positives.
“I’ve become a more responsible and disciplined kind of person because of football and school,” said Conners. “I’m a better person overall.”
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