Federal Way High School senior Tevita Takai, football, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Oct. 1.
Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?
A: Culinary arts.
Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?
A: Football, hiking with my family, traveling with my family and sleep.
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: My dad, Mise Takai.
Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:
A: “Never forget where you come from, because if you do, you will forget where you’re going” — from dad, Mise.
Q: Describe your pre-match ritual and your favorite post-match meal?
A: Pre-game: Sleep/rest until game to save energy. After: birria tacos
Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?
A: “Play It” by Yatta.
From the sideline: FWHS senior Tevita Takai has been a leader in the classroom, community, and on the field. During last week’s victory against Thomas Jefferson, he recorded 10 tackles (nine solo) and scored both touchdowns to help the Eagles secure a win against the Raiders. Whenever we have needed a big play this year, Tevita has been there to provide it. He has helped lead the Eagles to a 3-1 record on the season.