Federal Way High School’s Alphonzo Tuputala, football, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Oct. 27.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
Q: What other activities do you participate in?
A: Church, the gym, feeding the homeless, hanging out with family
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: Mom — for academics — and Dad — for athletics
Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?
A: Says a prayer at the goal post before and after the game
Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?
A: “If You Go Away,” by New Kids on the Block
From the Sideline
“Alphonzo has been the heart and soul of the football team this season. He is the engine that makes us go,” Eagles coach John Meagher said. “Alphonzo plays both sides of the ball in two of the most difficult positions. As a read-option quarterback, he has to read and react to the offenses we play. Alphonzo is one of our team captains this year, and his leadership has been vital to our team unity.”
The Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Eagle Tire, Federal Way Public Schools and Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse.