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October 16, 2013

Calling Audibles: Getting to know the area's high school quarterbacks

Editor’s note: The following is an offbeat Q&A providing unique insight into the players lining up under center and calling signals on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons across the North Shore.

GRIFFIN BEAL

Pingree Sophomore

What is your favorite subject in school?: Chemistry

What is your favorite play to run during a game?: Either the 26 counter option or the 335 fade

Is there any special meaning behind your jersey number?: I wore No. 20 as a freshman, but that wasn’t really a quarterback number so I decided to mix it up this season.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: ‘Friday Night Lights’ for TV and ‘Step Brothers’ or ‘The Other Guys’ for movies.

Who are your favorite college QBs to watch?: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota or Ohio State’s Braxton Miller

How do you think the Red Sox will do in the playoffs?: I predict they’ll lose in six game to the Dodgers in the World Series.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?: Surprisingly, I don’t have any

What’s the best advice you’ve received before a game?: When in doubt, know Johnnie’s route (in reference to all-star wide receiver Johnnie Spears)

What’s your favorite sport to play besides football?: Basketball

What is the one college sporting event you’d love to be able to attend in person?: A college basketball Final Four national championship game

What’s the best book you’ve read?: ‘The Other Wes Moore’ by Wes Moore.

Whats your dream car?: A black Pagani Huayra

If you could throw to one receiver or tight end from the NFL in a game, who would you choose?: Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions, becasue he’s Megatron.

— As told to Matt Williams

 

 

 

 

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