Getting to Know

Published 2:12 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Franklinton High School’s Noah Breland

Franklinton’s Noah Breland is a football and baseball player for the Demons.
On the gridiron, Breland plays linebacker. On the diamond, the senior is a pitcher and first baseman.
Last season, Breland was an all-district honorable-mention linebacker in football.
“Noah’s one of our senior leaders,” Franklinton football coach Jonathan Barber said. “He’s done a great job for us. He’s kind of taken on that leadership role defensively for us. He gets us in the right coverages and the right calls. He has been real vocal, had a good offseason and I expect big things for him to come this year. Not only on the field, but off the field, he excels as well. I’m not sure what his GPA (grade point average) is, but it’s pretty high. He does a great job in the classroom. He’s a great representative of what we want our kids to be as a Franklinton High School football player and I couldn’t be more proud of him. He’s worked extremely hard and I expect him to have a great season.”

What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?
Playing sports is kind of like an escape for me. I get to build a new brotherhood and I just love to compete and win.

What do you like best about being a student athlete?
Being a student athlete, it’s all about school first and my academics. I’m worried about getting an education, but also, I’m glad to be part of the brotherhood that I’m in right now.

Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?
It would have to be my uncle Craig (Darity). Sadly, he died when he was 17. He got an offer from Florida State to go be a wide receiver and I’ve always looked up to him and he always like strived for me to be better and taught me a lot of things in life and taught me to love the sport of football.

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly just because he’s a monster linebacker and I always like watching him do what he does.

Favorite team?
New Orleans Saints.

Best thing about living in Washington Parish?
Definitely the people here. The town, you don’t really have to worry about much. Everybody knows everybody and everybody loves everybody. It’s just a great place to grow up in and I’m just glad I grew up here.