October Athlete of the Month: Natanael Jacobo
By Joseph Kilis
Natanael Jacobo is a senior who is a current member of the JGHS Football team. He has been with the football, basketball, and volleyball teams since his freshman year, and even made his way to playing for the varsity basketball team in his first year here, as well as playing varsity for the other two sports as a junior. Natanael also plays clarinet in the marching band, and is the known leader of the clarinet section. The positions he has played in his various sports are point guard/shooting guard for basketball, a quarterback and middle linebacker for football, and also outside hitter/opposite hitter for volleyball.
Just recently I had the pleasure of being able to ask him a couple questions about himself in general, his wishes for the future, and also some “fun facts” he wished to share with our Bugle readers.
Question 1: What is your favorite sport you have ever played or participated in?
Answer: Basketball is my favorite sport and the best sport I have participated in. I take it very seriously and I have the most fun playing basketball.
Question 2: How do you feel you have done personally throughout this football season?
Answer: I think I have had a great season playing both quarterback and middle linebacker. It’s been hard for me throwing the ball but this is my first season playing the QB position and I have thrown the ball pretty well. I will say I have made many mistakes but I move on and stay positive by making big plays. I have had many forced fumbles, touchdowns, and impacted the team by being a team leader. As a team I think we had a great season due to everyone on the team and not just one player.
Question 3: What sports are you planning to play throughout the school year?
Answer: I played football for the winter. I have two competitions for band, play basketball and volleyball.
Question 4: How do you juggle school work, life, and classes?
Answer: I try to manage my time with everything. A philosophy that I stand by is communication with my parents, teachers, and my coaches. Then in all my free time I make sure I get all my homework done and get enough sleep. Also, throughout the day I keep positive energy and a positive attitude.
Question 5: Have you thought of wanting to go to college? If so, what college will you strive to attend?
Answer: I want to attend UCLA to play basketball and I plan to major in engineering.
Then I got to the serious questions.
Question 5: What is the best movie you have ever seen?
Answer: My favorite movie is Hacksawridge and I also love all the Marvel movies.
Question 6: What was the best food you have ever tasted?
Answer: I love my mother’s cooking but my favorite meal is tostadas with beans, meat, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and a salsa on top.