Folsom (Calif.) offensive guard Cody Creason finished his high school career the same way any player would want to, as he won a state title.
“We had a great season,” Creason said. “We were close to winning the championship the past few years and to finally break through and get to this point makes everything even more special.
"We had a feeling that things would be different because we have so many good players and guys that are just awesome.”
The importance of winning a state title in California isn’t lost on Creason either.
“This might be the best state in the country for high school football and there are just an amazing amount of super teams, so to come out victorious was great," Creason said.
Creason had individual goals before the season and believes he was able to reach them.
“For me it was all about getting stronger and more focused," Creason said. "I’ve always been a guy that takes pride in pushing people off the line, but this year I wanted to take that to another level.
"Meaning I wanted to blow my guy off the ball and get into that second level while keeping that perfect technique. It wasn’t perfect, but I loved every minute of it as well.”
It was this kind of attitude that impressed the Arizona coaching staff.
“They like my style of play and they think I fit in with what they want to do," Creason said. "We haven’t really talked about my role next year, but I know what I have to do to be ready and I will be.”