Shining Star: Pullman's Jake Staniszewski
It's the name on the front of the jersey - not the back - that matters. And in the case of this week's shining star, "Pullman" is much easier to pronounce than "Staniszewski".
"I've heard 'Stan-a-zoo-ski' 'Stan-a-juice-ski' 'stan-a-boo-ski' ... anything you can think of, I've heard it," says Jake Staniszewski, a senior at Pullman High School.
That's changing, as the Pullman senior has given opponents a reason to remember the name.
Most GNL football teams would rather forget Staniszewski after he racked up 1700 yards and 16 touchdowns, delivering in the clutch for the league-champion Greyhounds.
"He just doesn't panic," says Scaggs. "He has that calmness about him that he doesn't let the best of the situation get to him."
Now the 152-lb is making a name for himself on the mat, where he's off to a 5-0 start.
"He's just one of those kids that you can always count on, just because he works so hard, it's a product of his work-ethic," says Scaggs.
Determination fueled by the fact that Jake finished one point shy of qualifying for state as a junior.
"Every time we're in here running sprints or we're live-wrestling, I just think about how close I was last year to making my dreams and how I just want to make it to state this year so bad," says Staniszewski.
And continue to make a name for himself along the way.