High Five-Seahawks defender talks football and beyond

Published 5:06 pm Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.