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Caleb Marcum named Gamer of the Week

November 15, 2018

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s male Gamer of the Week to senior Caleb Marcum of Buffalo High School.

The Buffalo Bisons football team beat Wahama 42-18 in the final week of the season on Nov. 2. Caleb Marcum led the team to victory with two rushing touchdowns and one interception. Buffalo finished 3-7 on the season.

Caleb has been playing football since he was about 5 years old and has played for Buffalo the past three years. He plays any position that they put him in, but mostly plays running back.

“I knew this was my last game and I wanted to play hard and leave it all on the field,” Caleb said.

The thing he likes most about football is the discipline and it makes him a better person.

When asked about his goals, he said, “My goals for the season were to play my heart out every game because you never know which one will be your last.”

The team’s goal for the season was to have a better record than previous season, and they were able to accomplish that.

When asked who inspire him most Marcum says, “Jay Baugess, one of the coaches, because he’s been coaching me since midget league, and he just never gave up on me.”

Coach Brian Batman said, “We knew we could always rely on Caleb’s hustle to try and make plays for us. We have asked him to play several different positions on defense, so he has been able to adapt throughout the season. He provided a spark to the offense during the season as a running back. He turned into a good short yardage running back for us. He was one of the first people put on special teams because he loves to hit people.”

Caleb wants to go into the military when he graduates but is uncertain which branch yet. His parents are Heather and Scott Marcum. Besides football, Caleb wrestles and is also active in the wresting youth league as a coach.

Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s Male Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.

Amy Widdifield is an Exercise Physiologist and the Director of Fitness Operations for Potential Plus at Teays Physcial Therapy Center.

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