Another Championship for Bronco Commit

Bellevue HS OL Marcus Henry (Bellevue, WA) told BroncoCountry.com in October that he was focused on winning a state championship. Well, he accomplished that goal as he and his teammates wrapped up a 13-1 season with a 38-0 win over Kamiakin in the Tacoma Dome a week ago Friday night. We caught up with him to get his thoughts on yet another tremendous season for the Bellevue Wolverines.

Bellevue HS OL Marcus Henry (Bellevue, WA) told BroncoCountry.com in October that he was focused on winning a state championship. Well, he accomplished that goal as he and his teammates wrapped up a 13-1 season with a 38-0 win over Kamiakin in the Tacoma Dome a week ago Friday night. This marks the third state championship team that Henry has been a part of, but it's safe to say this is the "sweetest" win of all. "It's the best feeling in the world. Winning with my best friends that I've grown up with is an amazing feeling," he said. "I've won two before this, but nothing compares to winning it as a senior," he added.

Marcus admitted that even he was surprised (slightly) by their dominant performance against Kamiakin. "I was surprised," he stated. "We had a great week of practice and I don't think they played to their potential. Practice was intense all week and we also practiced a couple days in the Tacoma Dome. That really helped us."

Bellevue's dominance is unprecedented in Washington HS football. They have now won eight state championships in the last ten years and they run the Wing-T to perfection. What's the secret to their success? "I'd say it's just the hard work that we put in," Henry said. "We get after it all off-season and every day in practice. We simply outwork the other teams."

Henry (6'3, 265, 4.96) got a visit from LBs Coach Bob Gregory on Monday night as he answered questions about the recruiting process and what the future Bronco can expect once he arrives on campus this summer. "I had an in-home visit with Coach Gregory on Monday night," he said. "It was really cool. We had dinner with him and he talked to my parents about what's going on, and about the recruiting process. It was real good to get everything answered and squared away."

The QB and RB get most of the credit when it comes to Bellevue's dominant running game in the Wing-T offense, but people tend to forget that it's the O-line that opens those huge running lanes. The talented O-lineman doesn't like to brag, but says that Bronco fans can expect two things in particular from him. "I do my job and I finish," he said. "I'm going to continue working hard this off-season. I'm going to be doing a lot of speed and agility drills," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Marcus Henry.

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