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Mosley's Zach Rhodes- Scholar Athlete of the Week

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The quarterback position is key in football, as they call plays and control the offense. When you have a veteran QB taking snaps, like Mosley has in Zach Rhodes, confidence is build amongst teammates.

For Zach, being a leader is something he's used to. The Dolphin's senior quarterback has played Varsity football since the 10th grade, and it's something that's definitely respected.

"He was our starting quarterback last year, so he feels a lot more comfortable back there now," says Head Coach Perry Brown. "It's really a pleasure to be able to work with him, because he listens and he's a smart kid."

A smart kid who's led Mosley to a 3-2 record this season, with wins over Bay County rivals Arnold and Bay so far- but with this being his last year in the green and orange- Zach wants to finish with a bang.

"The Arnold game I thought about it, after the game it was my last time playing at Gavlak," says Zach. "I think about just about after every game, and I sometimes use it as motivation."

But this season won't just be Zach's last on the gridiron- as he also suits up for the Dolphin's baseball team- a sport that he says will be his ticket to college.

"On the weekend's I travel to various colleges and work out for them," he says.

"He's gonna be successful, and we're gonna try to find a school where he can still continue to play ball which he loves to do and of course the most important thing is getting that education," says Coach Brown.

Education is something that Zach takes seriously- as he currently holds a 4.5 GPA- taking all AP, Honors, and Dual-Enrollemt classes.

"Late nights up studying, long weekends, you just gotta get it done," says Zach. "I mean, I take care of everything in the classroom like I do with my teammates, and I go as hard in the classroom as I do on the field."

"The kids look up to him," says Coach Brown. "They have confidence in him, and he has definitely confidence in himself, we do to, so it makes for a good thing."

A good thing, that's hoping to end his Senior year, on a good note. Zach says when he gets to college, he wants to study Mechanical Engineering.