Jaleel Fields has played a key role in his team's 8-0 start this season.
The Quips came away with a thrilling 34-28 win at rival Beaver Falls on Friday night. It was the closest game Aliquippa has had all year. Despite trailing 14-0 in the first quarter, Fields says there was no panic.
"We never give up," Fields said. "Our coaches tell us to keep our heads in the game, keep on working. That's what we did."
Fields says his teams practices are demanding throughout the year. The week of preparations heading into the Beaver Falls game is no exception--a series full of exciting finishes.
"It's because of the history," Fields added. "You just play hard. It's a big game, it's a rivalry game. It's always a great game. They play hard, we play hard. It was a great game all around. Just hard practices throughout the week. We just work hard."
Fields finished with eight tackles, a sack and two hurries in the game. He played the entire game on both sides of the line, right tackle and defensive tackle. Saturday, he went to West Virginia with teammates Terry Swanson and Dravon Henry. In addition to West Virginia, he has Pittsburgh, Purdue, Temple and Cincinnati in his top five. He doesn't have any plans to take any other visits, at least until the season is wrapped up.
"I went to West Virginia," Fields said. "Nothing else planned for right now."