Dover’s superstar runninback/linebacker George Scalley could literally be Player of the Week every other week. The stud athlete has almost single handidly put Dover football back on the map with his dazzling on field performances. This past week was one of those weeks where the senior ran for over 200 yards and a couple of scores in a 33-13 win over division rival Hackettstown. The win not only puts them at 3-3 but significantly increases the Tigers chance at a postseason bid.
It’s this performance that earns Scalley Morris Sussex Football’s Week 6 Player of the Week. MSF caught up with Scalley to talk about this big win, some of his supporting cast and what he hopes his legacy will be.
Morris Sussex Football: How big was this win for the Tigers?
George Scalley: It was a big win.
MSF: You guys have have had some big wins during this season. How confident is your team?
GS: Every week we get a little more confident.
MSF: What did your team learn from the losses?
GS: We learned how important it is for everybody to do there job and stick together.
MSF: What is the ultimate goal for this Dover team?
GS: To win a state championship.
MSF: Have you scouted your next two opponents Newton and Lenape Valley yet?
GS: We watched film on Lenape. We’re looking forward to playing them.
MSF: After four years as a starter, what do you want your legacy to be when you graduate?
GS: I want my team to be remembered as the team to put Dover back on the map.
MSF: In all your years of playing varsity football, who was the best athlete you played with?
GS: Kye Desimone. He could play any sport!
MSF: Who was the best player you’ve played against?
GS: I guess Noah Brown when I was at Pope John.
MSF: Who on your team has surprised you with how they’ve stepped up this year?
GS: Jesse Maka, he’s been having a great year!
MSF: Who is the best pure athlete, besides you, on your team?
GS: We got a few of them. I’d say Dwayne Brown
MSF: Who is beating you in the forty?
GS: Christian Ocampo, aka “Hot Dog”. Kid’s got wheels!
MSF: Who is the funniest?
GS: Anthony Sterling. Terio has everybody laughin.
MSF: What’s the funniest thing he ever said?
GS: He always jokes on Dwayne so everything has the team laughing.
MSF: Who is the biggest diva?
GS: Omar or Dwayne. It changes daily (laughs)!
MSF: What’s the worst part of practice?
GS: Definitely snakes. They get tiring.
MSF: What’s your pregame ritual?
GS: Never wash my lucky socks!
MSF: What song do you play to get you pumped up?
GS: “Levels” by Meek Mill
MSF: Who is your role model?
GS: My mom.
MSF: I’m secretly afraid of __________.
MSF: If I could go pro in another sport it would be ____________.
MSF: Congrats again George and best of luck the rest of the way to you and your Tigers!