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10 Questions with Louie Thrall, Malibu football

Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
Staff Report
9:07 am PDT September 1, 2017

Louie Thrall, 17, is a junior and plays wide receiver and safety for Malibu Sharks football.

What are you most looking forward to this season?

I’m looking forward to watching our younger guys prove themselves and winning some games.

How did you first get into football?

I started off playing flag football and then in eighth grade my parents let me play youth tackle for the Westlake Braves.

You start on both offense and defense. What are some of the challenges of being a two-way player?

I would say the hardest part is going hard the whole time with little to no breaks, especially when we play teams that have more players and are able to sub in. 

What’s your mindset this season after a down year record-wise last year?

My goal this year is to just win as much as we can. If we play like we did this last Friday, I believe we will have a great season.

How did it feel to score that 55-yard touchdown Friday night?

It felt amazing and hopefully that won’t be the only time it happens this season.

What are your hobbies outside of football?

I play baseball during the spring and every once in a while I play pick-up basketball.

Who has the best nickname on the football team?

Probably Max Gordon, whose nickname is “Flash.”

What do you like about going to school in Malibu?

The location is awesome and I’ve known everyone there for at least 10 years.

Is there a certain mentality you need to be a playmaker on the field?

Just keep moving. Keep on going.

What would be your dream job?

Any job that involves football. I’d love to stay in the sport as long as I can.

Interview by Freelance Reporter Ryan Flynn