The Warner Robins Demons have a bye this week on the field, but one senior will keep working on his amazing streak.
For the last three years, Evan Hopf has brought home a perfect report card. So you can see why he's our pick for "Athlete of the Week."
Evan Hopf loves math, so he's not too worried about Mark Steven's' lectures, even though Stevens says it's one of the toughest courses on campus. "It's a combination of calculus one and calculus two in college," Stevens explained.
Sounds challenging, but it's a good bet Hopf will ace the class.
He hasn't made a "B" in three years. From freshman to senior, he's got straight "A's" down the board. "You see a lot of kids who are really good in one area they excel in one or two areas, Stevens said, "It's his work ethic, he gives 110 percent."
Head Demon football coach Bryan Way says he's knew Evan he was a little boy. "He understands the game. He studies the game," Way said.
The linebacker brings that level-headed determination to the Demon field every afternoon. In some ways the coach sees some similarities between his senior and himself back in the day.
"Believe it or not I was a real student when I was in school so I know the preparation these guys have to put in to succeed in those upper level classes," Way said with a chuckle, "He is driven in everything he does, and in football and working out in the weightroom and the classroom, he is very intense and very focused. It's not like he's taking underwater basket weaving. He's got real classes."
Hopf, who many times sports a serious face, says it's a simple equation to find success. "It's not out of the ordinary for me to stay up to midnight or 12:30," Hopf explained, "The latest I ever stayed up is two in the morning. You've got to finish a project or finish a paper. "In the end, you have to get it done before you go to school. If you want to keep up the grade and go to whatever college you want to go to, you have to work hard."
"He's not the biggest guy in the world, and he's not the fastest guy. But he tries hard and knows what to do. And those two things can take you a long way not only in football but anything that you want to attempt," Way said.
Coach Way says Evan had two or three tackles in their last win and forced a fumble on defense. Evan says he plans to head off to college to Georgia Tech and follow in his father's footsteps by pursuing a career as an engineer.