This week, our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is senior football player Hayden Bartels of Stow High School.
Hayden says he enjoys the camaraderie of his teammates during the season, and that plays a big role in their success this far.
He also says having Coach Mark Nori in his corner and encouraging the players is a benefit as well.
"He's been great," Hayden says. "He cares about us and how we succeed not only in football, but outside of it."
Bartels says playing with his senior classmates has been great, knowing that a lot of them have been working towards their goals since youth football.
"It's been great, something we've all been looking forward to, and to finally get a chance to play together and prove ourselves, we're having a blast doing it."
Hayden plans on studying either Biology or Pre-Med after graduation and he says being focused on his studies is one of his top priorities.
We at 1590 WAKR wish Hayden the best in all his future endeavors.