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Nick Zachery is a senior at Sheridan High School. In addition to being a three sport athlete, Zachery has played quarterback for the Blackhawks since his freshman year, leading SHS to a 54-3 record during those four years. Zachery and the Blackhawks will face Pioneer in the Regional Championship Friday as they continue their quest for a fourth consecutive 1A state football title.

Q What is the best part of playing quarterback for Sheridan High School and for Coach Bud Wright?

A

Being able to play under the best coach in the state is an honor and privilege and playing with all your buddies and having a lot of success is a great reward. That's probably the best part about it.

Q Do you have any superstitions or rituals you do before, during or after an athletic event?

A

I talk to a good friend about the game, I get a massage and my ankles taped at 4 p.m. Then at 5 p.m. I go out to kick.

QYou were offered several athletic scholarships from various colleges; what made you decide on Indiana University?

A

Just the scenery down there and the coaching staff. The coaching staff is a great group of guys and I believe Coach Lynch has what it takes to turn around their program and I want to be part of that.

QDo you know what you want to major in at IU?

A

I am thinking of majoring in political science.

Q Since you are now 18 and voting for the first time, how interested in politics have you become?

A

I am very interested in politics and have been following what is happing in the presidential election.

Q Who is your favorite musician and song?

A

Ryan Adams is probably my favorite musician and I really dig all of his music.

Q What is your favorite aspect of volunteering/coaching in the Special Olympics?

A

Just being able to teach and work with the kids is a blast. They have so much energy and are a lot of fun to be around.

This interview was conducted by Robert Herrington. Contact him at rherrington@thetimes24-7.com.