High School Football

2-Minute Drill with Gibson Achurch

Senior working hard for Beaufort Academy

sfastenau@beaufortgazette.comSeptember 14, 2012 

Beaufort Academy senior Gibson Achurch

DELAYNA EARLEY THE BEAUFORT GAZE — Delayna Earley -- Staff photo

Beaufort Academy senior quarterback Gibson Achurch wants to go to a big-time football school to experience games as a fan after graduating-- the University of South Carolina is his favorite.

For the next couple of months, though, he'll enjoy his final high school football season far away from the lights in Columbia. A three-year starter at quarterback for the Eagles playing eight-man SCISAA, Achurch has adapted to a variety of coaches and a changing cast of teammates.

Achurch is preparing for another adjustment. The Eagles lost senior running back Charlie Humphries for the season when he broke his clavicle this past week. That loss, coupled with the Eagles' second loss of the season, has players down, Achurch said.

The task begins of rebuilding confidence.

"I think with dedication, a lot of hard work and confidence, we can do a lot better," Achurch said.

The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet spoke to Achurch this week and kept him on his toes throughout our Two-Minute Drill.

  • One word to describe you? Athletic.

  • Best way to spend your free time? Relaxing.

  • Last movie you saw? The Expendables 2.

  • Favorite sports movie? The Rookie.

  • Who would play you in a movie? I have no idea.

  • Favorite pregame meal? Lasagna.

  • Favorite postgame meal? Steak.

  • Favorite college sports team? Carolina Gamecocks.

  • Favorite professional sports team? Green Bay Packers.

  • Favorite athlete? Aaron Rodgers.

  • Celebrity you would want to have dinner with? Aaron Rodgers.

  • Last book you read? Nickle and Dimed.

  • Favorite school subject? History.

  • Facebook or Twitter? Facebook.

  • Xbox, Wii or PS3? PS3.

  • And what's game are you playing? NCAA '13.

  • Last song you listened to? "Jet Airliner," by Steve Miller Band.

  • TV show you can watch over and over again? The League.

  • Best high school sports memory? Getting a shutout when I was a sophomore.
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