Athlete of the Week: Bo Krueger

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Gillett junior RB putting up eye-popping numbers to open season
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Bo Krueger (5) has helped Gillett to a 3-0 start this season. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

Athlete: Bo Krueger

Sport: Football

Positions: Running back, linebacker

School: Gillett High School

Year: Junior

It is no secret that Gillett junior running back Bo Krueger is the focal point of the team’s offense. That doesn’t mean he is easy to stop though. The Tigers are 3-0 to open the year, and in those three games, Krueger has accumulated 813 yards and 16 touchdowns on just 56 rushing attempts for an average of about 14.5 yards per tote. He also hauled in a receiving touchdown during an eight-touchdown performance against Menominee Indian in week two. Krueger also serves as a linebacker for a defense that’s allowed a total of 40 points this year.

Q: When did your interest in football begin?

A: When I was in fourth grade.

Q: What’s your favorite part about a football game or the football season?

A: Having a fun time with friends.

Q: You have enjoyed a really strong start to the year. What’s been the key to your success?

A: The offensive line is a big part in the success.

Q: What things does the team need to continue to do to be successful this year?

A: Conditioning is a big thing to be successful and to work as a team and not as individuals.

Q: What’s your favorite memory of competing on the Gillett football team?

A: Goofing around but staying focused is probably my favorite memory, like making jokes before we run a play.

Q: Do you have any rituals you go through before a football game?

A: No, I don’t believe in rituals before a game.

Q: Do you look up to any particular athletes? If so, why them?

A: Bo Jackson because he was an amazing running back.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do when you are not in school or competing in a high school sport?

A: Just being with friends and having a fun time playing a game.

Q: Favorite TV show, movie, musical artist?

A: Favorite TV show has to be “Supernatural,” favorite movie is “Step Brothers,” and favorite music artist is probably AC/DC or Styx.

Q: Name one thing about yourself that not many people know.

A: Don’t really have anything, I’m an open book.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote, verse, or lyrics from a song?

A: No, I don’t.