Andrew Norris leads Zion-Benton in win over Mundelein
Andrew Norris Jr. takes as much ownership in the Zion-Benton football team as anyone.
“It’s a joy being on the field and making plays for my hometown,” Norris told the Chicago Tribune.
Norris’ love for the program shines through in the effort he gives each week for the Zee-Bees. In a recent North Suburban Conference win over Mundelein, he registered four tackles, including a sack, and returned an interception for a touchdown on the play that changed the game.
“I knew something was going to happen,” Norris said. “They were throwing it a lot. I saw the slant and I just broke on it. And then I just ran for a touchdown. We knew we needed something to pump us up and I knew that was the play that we needed.”
All season long, the 5-foot-11, 155-pound senior has taken on that level of responsibility for Zion-Benton.
“He is playing the game the way we want him to play it now,” Zion-Benton coach Bob Moynihan said. “He’s very heady. He’s extremely quick. He has very nice cover skills. We can move him around to different positions and he understands what the whole defense is about.”
Now in his third season as a starter, Norris sees it as being all in a day’s work.
“It’s you and the wide receiver the whole game,” he said. “I like the one-on-one competition. You get to see who’s really been working.”