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Scholar Athlete of the Week
from Eyewitness Sports Online


Student: James Walton
School: Capital
Primary Sport: Football

2011 was a bad memory for James Walton and Capital, one they both would love to forget. "Came off a bad season last year and we want to turn it around. We went real hard in the off-season and try to tear it up this year,"

Walton is a two way player for the courgars, playing guard on offense and linebacker on defense, showing in versatility. "I go real hard in sprints so i can be in better condition so i can go both ways all the time and help my team."

James is the emotional leader of the team as well as the brains, helping his teammates at every turn. "I try to get everybody hype. I'm the smart guy i tell everyone what to do if they don't know what they are doing. I know most of the plays. I help them out with their studies if they need help."

Walton carries a 4.5 gpa, taking his no messing around attitude into the classroom. "I just do my homework. I just do what they tell me to do. I don't really play around in class i just try to stay good."

The Cougars will open the season at Greenbrier East, a game walton has circled on his calender. "I'm very excited. After last year, we just want to turn it around and have a good year."

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