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By GREG HIGGINS
Cody Edwards is no stranger to the North Lamar Varsity football team. His senior year in high school is also his 3rd year on the Varsity squad. “He’s been a three year starter,” head coach Tommy Felty says. “He’s a good kid and been a good leader. He’s respected by his teammates.”
Edwards plays fullback and linebacker for the Panthers. He had several impressive runs against a quick Daingerfield team in last week’s scrimmage, and Cody is looking forward to this season. “We have a better team this year,” he says. “We’re a family, not just a team.” Cody says that he and his teammates take pride in feeling that way.
Cody grew up in Paris and has attended North Lamar his entire life. He maintains good grades; mostly A’s with a few B’s mixed in according to himself. “He’s a good student, good citizen and an all-around good kid,” Coach Felty says.
He started playing football in the 5th grade and he started out as a guard. In his second year he started playing fullback. Cody says that after that he was running back all the way up until this year. “This is my first year to be back at fullback since 6th grade,” Cody adds, “but I’ve always played linebacker. That’s what my main position is.”
When he’s not playing football, Cody is usually hanging out with his friends, doing everything together. “We’ll go play Madden or NCAA and if we’re not doing that we’re swimming at somebody’s house and eating a lot of food.” Cody also attends East Paris Baptist and says that putting God first in everything is important to him.
The summer time finds Cody working with his dad, a contractor, building houses. “It actually keeps me in shape during the summer, so whenever football starts up I’m ready to go.”
“I really expect him to have a big season this year” says Felty. The rest of North Lamar, fans and students, will be cheering as Cody and the Panthers take on Commerce this Friday night.
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