Week 13 Student Athlete Spotlight: Drake Aguon of University City High School

When Drake Aguon enrolled at University City, the last place he thought he’d be was on the football field.

"I hadn’t played football since I was 8 years old," Aguon said. "When I got here…I didn’t even want to be a quarterback. I wanted to be a receiver."

Four years later, the Centurions would be lost without him.

"To see his transition from that little 140 pound sophomore kid to where he is now…it’s just been great to see him grow," head coach Ryan Price said.

For the first time in University City football history, they received a bye week in the playoffs. One big reason is the 28 combined touchdowns Aguon has produced.

"He really got on board and got in early and invested in the offense," Price said. "He was able to help get his teammates up to speed with the rest of the offense."

Aguon saves his greatest production for the classroom – a place where he is literally flawless.

"I’ve never gotten a B," Aguon said. "Even in elementary school and middle school I always made it a priority of mine."

Aguon is also part of Interact club, which means spare time is spent cleaning up beaches and parks, with stops at homeless shelters and the Ronald McDonald House.

"He’s such a good kid that you’re always waiting for that shoe to drop," University City English and AVID teacher Brian Compagnone said. "As good of a student and athlete as he is, he’s a better person."

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