Kicker Ethan Hixson Gives East Hamilton Another Scoring Threat
Chattanooga-(WDEF-V) East Hamilton quarterback Juan Bullard is a threat to score from anywhere on the field, but he’s not the Hurricanes only big scoring threat. Kicker Ethan Hixson has the ability to split the uprights from way downtown. Here’s News 12’s Brian Armstrong on the leg-strong Canes kicker.
Said Hixson:”This might sound stupid but I have a teammate named Kireese Willis who really helps me. I gotta check and see if he’s doing something he’s are doing a cool dance we were something that tears me up and get me in a better mood to kick the ball.”
Kickers and punters are usually off to the side or in there own little world. East Hamilton punter and Kicker Ethan Hixson knows the kicking game is also a mental game.
Said Hixson:”The first thing that goes through my mind is really did not think about it. Keep my head still focus on the ball and make sure my foot it’s a ballot for Contact and a full power.”
Said head coach Grant Reynolds:”Obviously being able to get points as big and ball games and having an opportunity that he has long rage kicker to make those field goals is a plus for us.”
Despite the games of footballs name, the kicking often gets overlooked. But East Hamilton know the importance of a strong kicking game, such as when a punt downed near the goal line flip the field position game.
Said Hixson:”It’s really good when I go to put all the juice told me to put them deep and that’s exactly what I do every time.”
Said Reynolds:”He’s gonna good job with the directional pines and the guys have done a good job covering for as well.”
Or a kickoff being kicked into the end zone unable to be returned
Said Reynolds:”Do you spell kick off after kick off in the end zone and pin off and steep and that’s a really good thing for us when people have to drive 80 yards every time.”
And of course as Alabama and Tennessee football fans know, the agony of defeat when a field goal misses
Said Hixson:”I do especially feel for Will because I have met him a few times and him and I do text me on there. I also ask about my technique and stuff so I really felt for Will.
Or thrill of victory when the field goal goes through the uprights.
Said Hixson:”And then I was also really proud of the Tennessee kicker for making that because it’s a really pressure moment and I don’t know how to do in that situation.”
Hixson says his dream is to kick at the college football level.