A Big Fish in a Small Pond
Mikel Auge is a big fish in a small pond. We’ve come to know this because Montgomery is a small area, but he doesn't worry about that.
“It's a small school, and JT (Turner) and I stand out,” Auge said. “What we do affects the school. We have to be good to keep the school good.”
Mikel and his quarterback JT Turner are as tight as can be. They understand that their roles are as leaders on and off the field.
“We are really close and if we mess up, we get onto each other,” Turner said. “At the end of the day, we will still come together because that's how we roll.”
The way that Mikel has been rolling has been some of the best in Central Louisiana.
In the first 4 weeks of the season, he has totaled 53 carries, for 610 yards rushing, 5 catches, for 155 yards, and 7 total touchdowns.
That's a total of 765 yards.
He says that without his team and his coach he wouldn't be able to make it possible.
“He's like a father figure to me,” Auge said. “He and my dad push me to do everything, and he's been there through the rough times.”
“They know that I will fight for them,” head coach Brian Williams said. “They know that I will be there for them. After every game, I tell them that I love them.”
The love from his coach is just one source of inspiration. There’s an old saying that says it takes a village to raise a child. Through support, his village has made a man out of this child.
“We are family,” Williams said. “I'm pretty sure that every football team in the state says that ‘we are family’ but here, we all know each other.”
“We have been boys since I came up here,” Turner said. “We work together, come out here and work, and do what we need to do.
“There is nothing much to do here,” Auge said. “It seems that sports are the way you either play a sport or you probably won't make it out. My family, coaches, and teammates were hard on me to play a sport and try to make it out.”
With all the pushing, he was able to push for 15 carries, for 243 yards, and 2 touchdowns. For that, he's this week's ACA Athlete of the Week.