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Folsom Athlete of the Week: Kaiden Bennett

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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Folsom High’s football team bounced back from a season-opening 14-0 loss to De La Salle with a 51-14 victory over Jesuit.

The Bulldog offense looked like its old self, and so did Kaiden Bennett. After completing 14-of-22 passes and throwing two interceptions against De La Salle, Bennett rebounded to complete 13-of-17 passes against Jesuit for 142 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed four times for 32 yards.

“Kaiden is an incredible competitor,” Folsom coach Kris Richardson said. “Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don’t. The quarterback often gets too much credit when the team wins and too much when the team loses. Kaiden went out there against Jesuit and did his job and executed the offense brilliantly. He spread the ball around to I think eight different receivers and he also ran it well. It was a great bounce-back game for him.”

 

Folsom Telegraph: Have you had any scholarship offers? If so, from where?

Kaiden Bennett: Utah, San Diego State, UC Davis, UTEP, Sac State

 

FT: You had a nice bounce-back game from De La Salle. Were you pleased with how you played against Jesuit?

KB: I was pleased that we came out with a win. I still have a lot of room for improvement.

 

FT: Did you have any doubt that you and the team would play well against Jesuit?

KB: We has a good week of practice. I knew we would come out and have a good game.

 

FT: How was practice leading up to the Jesuit game? Did it take the team long to put the De La Salle game in the past?

KB: Practice went very well. It was tough to put the De La Salle game in the past, but everybody got over it pretty well. You can never stay in the past.

 

FT: Looking back on the De La Salle game, did you ever think your offense would be held scoreless? What did you learn from that game?

KB: No, I did not think we would be held scoreless, but that was a good defense and we made mistakes.

 

FT: How do you feel about the team moving forward this season?

KB: We are right back on track and ready to play one game at a time.

 

FT: Have you ever been involved in any other sports?

KB: Yes, I played basketball up until the eighth grade.

 

FT: What is your favorite class in school?

KB: All about equal.

 

FT: You have a free Saturday with no obligations. What are you likely to be doing?

KB: Chilling with friends.

 

FT: What’s a normal breakfast for you?

KB: Oatmeal.

 

FT: Who is one singer/group that you’d like to see in concert and why?

KB: Drake, he’s the goat.