Athlete of the Week: Payton Watson, Centerville

Name: Payton Watson

School: Centerville

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

Sports: Bowling, soccer

Claim to fame/honors: Team leader is four-year varsity bowler; averaged over 200 for past two years; second-team All-GWOC as sophomore; first-team All-GWOC as junior; second place at districts and eighth place at state last year; plays club soccer for CUSA, which ranked third in the state last year; plans to play soccer at Wilmington College next fall

Bet you didn’t know … I am a very picky eater

Words you live by: Everything you do, good and bad, comes back to you

Toughest opponent: Myself

Biggest influence: My family

Match-day rituals: Listen to music

What’s on your bedroom walls: Trophies, pictures and my goals

When I’m bored I like to … go to the gym

Favorite movie: All the Rocky movies

Person who would play you in a movie: Angelina Jolie

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical artist: Ariana Grande

I can’t live without: Sports

I can live without: Spiders

Event you’d like to attend: A Seattle Seahawks football game in Seattle

Favorite book: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss

Favorite home-cooked meal: Mac and cheese

Favorite restaurant: Chick-fil-A

Favorite smell: A bonfire

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Jordan Spieth

Whose mind would you like to read? Bill Gates

Place where you’d love to travel? Greece

Talent you’d like to have? Sing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Marshawn Lynch

Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks

Favorite Olympic sport: Gymnastics

Something in the world I’d like to change: Homelessness

Favorite sports moment: During overtime I scored the winning goal in the semifinals against Haiti at a Disney World soccer tournament.

Favorite junk food: Pizza

Best thing about bowling: It’s something everyone in my family enjoys

In 10 years, I hope to be … married and a doctor for a professional football team

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