Sequoyah Senior Sharp As A Swiss Army Knife


Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 2:25 pm
By: News On 6


By Kyle Dierking, NewsOn6.com

It's not hard to find A.J. Rhine. 

"I'm technically never off the field," Rhine said. "I do everything. Whenever they need me, I do it."

The Claremore Sequoyah senior is like a Swiss Army Knife. Each tool reveals a different trait.

"He's the punter, the holder on extra points, he runs the ball, he catches the ball, he's a corner on defense," said Eagles coach Jody Iams. "He's talented and does a lot of stuff for us."

Rhine, the literal five tool player, has helped the Eagles to five straight wins after losing two out of its first three ballgames.

"We had some bad coaching early and we had some bad playing," Iams said. "Credit to our kids to get things turned around. We got some kids healthy and over the course of the last five weeks we've just played well."

"It's just been unbelievable what we can do," Rhine said. "We've realized how much we can accomplish if we play our hardest as a team."

The district championship's Friday night, the playoffs forthcoming. You won't see Rhine resting any time soon. 

"With these games coming up - especially Cascia - we have to have everybody out there going the hardest," Rhine said. "We're finally starting to pick it up, we're undefeated and hopefully we can take it all the way."