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KATC's High School Senior Spotlight: Spencer Broussard

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GUEYDAN, La. -

It's baseball season once again for Gueydan's Spencer Broussard.  When he's not fielding hits on the diamond, he's delivering them on the gridiron.

"You don't find those kinds of tough kids. You know if we play hundred-and-sixty football plays, Spencer Broussard's played all of them for us," says Gueydan Athletic Director Roderick Moy.

In his first season as head football coach, Gueydan Athletic Director, Roderick Moy, with help from Broussard, led the Bears football team to a 5-5 record. not bad considering how far the program has come.

"Had to think back to my freshman through junior year going 0-10, 1-9, 1-9," says Spencer Broussard.

A two-way player at running back and linebacker, Broussard rushed for a thousand yards on offense this past season and had over 100 tackles on defense.

"The old coaches adage is your best player should be your hardest worker and that was him being the definition of that for us," says Moy.

Football, however, is just a drop in the bucket of talent that surrounds Spencer Brousard.

He's also one of the state's premiere athletes in the sport of power lifting, is a team leader in baseball, and has done it all under the spotlight of being the son of Gueydan's principal Brandy Broussard.

"I still looked at her as my mom at the games. I mean, in school it's probably still my mom more than the principal!" Spencer says.

As impressive an athlete as Spencer Broussard is here at Gueydan he's also learned not to take anything for granted. Both in sports and in life.

"One of my friends that I grew up with, he died of cancer. So I kind of use that as like no matter how much weights you lift, that doesn't mean that you're the strongest person...cause he's probably one of the strongest kids that I've known. He had gone through a lot. And he kept fighting and kept fighting and never gave up," Spencer says.

Spencer says this will be his last season playing baseball but hopes to continue his football career in college. Staying mindful of a friend who still inspires him to be his best season after season.

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