When people talk about Central Kitsap High School, it’s usually within the context of winning, succeeding and thriving.
Football at Central Kitsap High is one of the most talked about teams at the historic, yet well-known school.
This year, the team’s senior quarterback, Andrew Schwieterman has been a major part of that talk.
It’s a typical Friday afternoon during sixth period, when Schwieterman sits down to talk about football, his background and his future.
CK had a game that night, yet he showed no fear or anxiety. When asked if he felt any pressure being the Q.B. he replied calmly and quickly, “No.”
It was obvious that he was confident in his answer, as well as his team’s abilities.
A major question running through people’s minds when they think of CK football is ‘How do they do it?’ What makes CK a winning team?
Schwieterman mumbled quietly, “We aren’t doing too well right now, but we’ll bounce back,” and continued to talk about the experience the team has as well as coaches who help them greatly.
“Coaches really know how to get the best out of us,” Schwieterman said.
And team members also can make a difference.
Riley Pachal, who Schwieterman mentioned he switches on and off with at quarterback, as well as Taylor Soete, Brady Walter and Andrew Cain are solid athletes on the team.
“They are helpful in leading the team and they really stand out on the field,” he said.
But is football all there is to Schwieterman?
He plays basketball for CK High and as for academics, he is taking three Advanced Placement courses.
Schwieterman said academically, he would like to go to the University of Washington. But for football, his first choice would be Pacific Lutheran, a division three school.
When asked what he does outside of school, he laughed and replied, “Watch football.”
When he thinks about the future, and leaving CK High, he terms it “bittersweet.”
“I’ll really miss suiting up on Friday nights and seeing the lights on the field,” he said.
But, anyone can tell, this year at Central Kitsap High will be one that he’d never forget.