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Brookwood's Bridger Middleton - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Posted at 12:47 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 15:43:01-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - On Friday nights, Brookwood senior Bridger Middleton was like a highlight reel for the Warriors this season.

"From freshman year I did not expect much of myself, but just by working hard, the results come and success will come," he said, remembering how much he's changed over his high school career.

That success on the gridiron is success he looks to translate to the pitch. It's soccer season in Thomasville, and for Middleton, he's looking to finish strong.

"We're young but our seniors have had five years of experience playing varsity," he said. "I think we're going to be great. We have lots of talent and lots of leadership and I think we're going to be good."

"He's part of our family. That's what we call ourselves, and he's a key leader in our family," added head coach Eddie Foy. "He's a senior, and he's a captain for our team, so he's a member of our family."

Middleton is member of the family who's crushing it in the classroom, as he has a 4.4 GPA.

"In order to earn the privilege to be on the soccer field, you have to have good grades in the classroom," said Foy. "At the end of the day, that's why we're here. He's really important to that culture we're trying to set here of that team and family."

"I remember being a freshman and looking up the seniors and being like that's who I want to be when I'm older," said Middleton. "I think by having someone to look up to it's easier for freshman and sophomores to play better and work harder, and by the time they're seniors be better leaders as well."

Play better and work harder, and for Middleton, make this final year a good one.

"This is probably the last time you'll probably be able to play a sport on a team and it's important to cherish that because you'll probably never have this opportunity again."

An opportunity he's looking to make highlight reel worthy.