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Sidelines: Athlete of the Week - Brandon McFarland

Brandon McFarland Brandon McFarland

Class: Senior

Sport: Baseball first baseman and pitcher. He is batting .450. On the mound, he is 2-1 with a 1.75 ERA.

Future plans: Will attend Wright State, Bowling Green or Toledo.


Sport: Baseball. It s close between that and college basketball.

Athlete: Ken Griffey Jr. He s a left-handed batter like me. Early in his career, I went off his swing.

Pro baseball team: Detroit Tigers. My dad took me to Tiger Stadium a lot. I saw my first pro baseball game there.

Ohio State or Michigan: Ohio State. My father, grandfather, all of them love Ohio State. If you live in Ohio, you should be a Buckeye fan.

Browns or Lions: Browns. My dad would like me to say that.

Band: Sanctus Real. They re a Christian rock band in Ohio. I got into them through church youth groups.

Pizza topping: Cheese and pepperoni.

Class: History. I really like studying the wars, especially World War II and Vietnam.

Car: Dodge Stratus.

Movie: Hardball, a comedy with Keanu Reeves.

Fast food: Wendy s.

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