High Five-Seahawks defender talks football and beyond
Keywon Campbell helped the Southside defense to its first shutout since 2018 Monday night against North Duplin. He’s a linebacker/fullback who has played football and basketball at Southside since his freshman year.
His 35-yard fumble return gave the Seahawks a 16-0 lead in the first quarter.
- What was the most fun about Monday’s game?
Keywon: The intensity and energy we brought on defense. I think the defense set the tone by stopping North Duplin early and we played really well.
- What was your thought process during your fumble recovery?
Keywon: I knew I had to focus on securing the ball first, but I also knew there was nothing but green between me and the endzone. Once I had control of the ball, it was a great feeling because I knew I was going to score.
- Who inspires you?
Keywon: My mom because she is a hard worker. I try to be as well because I learned it from her. I know she wants the best for me, so I need to work hard to make it happen.
- When did you start playing football?
Keywon: I lived in Aurora until we moved to Chocowinity for high school, so I started in the West Craven rec league when I was 13 or 14. I wasn’t into football when I was younger. I liked basketball better, but I got a sack in a rec game and that’s when football started to be fun.
- What is your favorite sport that you don’t play?
Keywon: I’ve always liked baseball, but I know it’s not my sport. I like watching the Yankees play.
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