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Liberty High School Football: Get to Know the Big Names

Quarterback – Cody McMullen, Center – Drew Smith, Wide Receiver – Caiden Galati, Defensive End – Aiden King
Anna Simms
Captain Noah Kuehner and defensive end Aiden King bring out the American Flag and lead the team onto the field before the Red-Out homecoming game against Roosevelt.

Cody McMullen

Cody McMullen (#10) runs with the ball during the first game of the season against Timberland. (Anna Simms)

Cody McMullen is the starting quarterback for the Eagles and is in his junior year. McMullen says his dad was his first huge inspiration to play the game of football but as he got older and more into the sport he looked up to Cam Newton back in 2015. When McMullen first started out playing football back in kindergarten, he said, “It’s the first position I tried out for and I loved it.” When asked what team chemistry means to him, he said it means everything. McMullen said, “We can’t win games if we can’t practice on the same page. It’s the biggest deal in football.” Cody’s favorite current NFL player is Justin Herbert because he’s a Los Angeles Chargers fan.

Drew Smith

Andrew Smith, better known by his peers as Drew Smith plays center and linebacker. Smith’s upbringing with the game of football started with his dad. Smith said when he was in sixth grade his father convinced to try the sport out and he loved it. Smith might be your starting varsity center but believe it or not he never wanted to play center. Smith said, “When I got into high school, I sort of adapted to the position and fell in love with the physicality of the position.” When asked what team chemistry means to him, he said, “It means being a family, you can’t win football games without it.” Smith’s relationship with Coach McMillen means everything to Smith because McMillen took him in as basically one of his children and he sees McMillen as a father figure and looks up to him a lot.

Senior Drew Smith (#59) runs with a flag at the beginning of the game. (Sydney Davis)

Caiden Galati

Galati is in his sophomore year here at Liberty and plays wide receiver. He says he plays receiver because he’s fast and likes to make big plays. Galati is on the varsity team as a sophomore and is very proud of this accomplishment. When asked what team chemistry means to him and he said, “Team chemistry means everything because it’s how you win games.” Galati’s biggest inspiration to play the game of football is his dad and his brother  because they both played before him. Galati’s favorite player is Dez Bryant because he’s a Cowboys fan and Bryant plays his position.

Sophomore Caiden Galati (#80) catches the ball and runs with it. (Sydney Davis)

Aiden King

Aiden King, better known as “AK” for short, is in his senior year and plays defensive end. King’s family wanted him to play sports and his parents thought football would be a good fit for him because he’s big and he fell in love with the game. When questioned on why he plays defensive end he said, “I’m built for it and I like to tackle the quarterback.” King thinks team chemistry is being on the same page so the entire team has the same objective and doesn’t go off and do their own thing. When asked what his relationship with Coach McMillen means to him, he said that it means a lot and that the two got really close during King’s freshman year and thinks he’s a really good guy.

Senior Aiden King (#50) takes a water break during a game. (Sydney Davis)

Eagles football is off to a great start and we have these superstar players to thank for it. These young men put their heart and souls into this game and they work extremely hard to come out and perform on Friday nights.

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About the Contributors
Grady McGinnis
Grady McGinnis, Reporter
Grady McGinnis is a freshman and it’s his first year in the WSD and he doesn’t know how he feels about it. He enjoys playing football in the fall and baseball in the spring and summer. You can most likely often find him with his friends or eating food.

Sydney Davis
Sydney Davis, Editor-in-Chief of The 2024 Talon
Sydney Davis is an editor-in-chief of the Talon Yearbook and will soon be in her third year of publications while also a manager of the cross country team. She is in her senior year and her second year of classes at SCC. She loves listening to music and watching movies and reading in her free time, along with playing with her niece and nephews. Sydney dreams of being a concert photographer while traveling the world when she is older. She is unsure of where her education will continue after high school, but would like to major in either journalism or marketing. Worms love worms!

Anna Simms
Anna Simms, Editor-in-Chief of LHStoday.org
Anna Simms is the editor-in-chief of LHStoday.org and this is her third year in publications. She is also in her senior year and second year at SCC. After high school, Anna plans on going to a university to study biomedical sciences, and later get a doctorate. She is also a part of Liberty’s drama club as an executive board member, and has done both acting and tech. Outside of school, you can find Anna either taking photos, editing, hanging out with friends, listening to music, or reading!

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