Two-sport athlete dominates competition


Eric Johnson

Senior heavyweight wrestler Christian Scott takes his opponent down on his way to victory. Scott is a three time all-county wrestler and competed in the BTC All-Star game for football this year.

Senior Christian Scott instinctively intercepts a pass during the Baltimore Touchdown Club (BTC) all-star game on Dec. 14 at Archbishop Spalding. Scott played among the best high school football players from the Maryland and D.C. area.

Scott, a varsity football player and a wrestler in the heavyweight weight class, has competed in both sports for the majority of his life. He’s been playing football ever since he was old enough to play and has been wrestling since he was in the fifth grade.

Scott also has a list of athletic honors for football and wrestling. He made the all-county team, the all-conference team, and was nominated to play in the BTC all-star game as a senior for football. Scott is also a three time all-county wrestler and won the Mount Mat Madness tournament as a junior.

Scott says he enjoys both sports, and hasn’t decided which sport he wants to play in college. After being recruited by wrestling coach Keith Watson and assistant football coach Bill Lewis to come to JC, Scott has played both sports all four years and has the opportunity to play either one in college.

Although Scott admits that playing football and wrestling have their ups and downs, he believes it is all paying off. “All the long days of wrestling, where I’ll have some tournaments that last long days, and all the football practices are paying off,” Scott said.

He enjoys the benefits of playing two sports as well. “I love competition. I get to compete in both sports and hopefully I’ll be able to compete at the next level too,” Scott said.

Scott has interests in Kings College, Frostburg, Lycoming, and Rhodes college for football. “I would have to say Rhodes University is my favorite at the moment,” Scott said.

With the wrestling season just about over, Scott expects a few more schools to contact him about possibly wrestling in college.

Alex Rasmussen is a News Editor for The Patriot and