By Madison Lee CARTER, N.Y. (NCC News) – Jaydakis Scott is looking to lead Liverpool High School to their first Class AA football championship title in 17 years. 5’9” 200lb tailback was not always this team’s leader, in fact, he wasn’t always on the team.
Last season, Scott’s junior year he faced a two game suspension from his head coach David Mancuso, but he came back and was all the better for it according to his coach. “His actions speak louder than his words. He’s never late to practice, he’s always on time”, said Mancuso. “This senior year he’s done a great job of being a role model and being a leader on the field. Telling kids to get on the line, telling kids to pick it up telling kids to work harder. All those things make him a great football player, and great leader.”
His words might be strong but his performance stronger as Scott has taken off this season rushing close to 165 yards per game with over 130 carries, giving him an average of 4 touchdowns per game…all in the regular season of play.
Scott says that his suspension just “made him hungry” to get back and play. He did not want to spend his senior season sitting on the bench.
Scott has dealt with a number of academic struggles, which he says are the only reasons some of the bigger schools haven’t come knocking. According to Scott, West Virginia would be his dream school to both attend and play ball.
But for now, is now championing his team’s playoff hopes as they take on co-number one team in the state Rochester Aquinas this Saturday. The winner of the match will go on to the Class AA Final that will be played November 29 at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.