Being a lineman isn’t easy, whether you’re on the football field or working from a bucket. To show our support of all kinds of linemen, South Central Power will be spotlighting some of the best linemen across Ohio, on and off the field.
Each week this fall, in different communities we serve, South Central will spotlight two “Linemen of the Week,” including a South Central Line Worker and a local football player. The spotlight will include photos and brief Q&As with both linemen, highlighting their backgrounds and what helps them to be successful in their roles.
Follow us on Facebook, Intragram or Twitter to learn about each week’s special linemen throughout the high school football season, or search for the hashtag #lineman2lineman to stay in the know.
Week 4: Anthony Lampron Jr. from Pickerington Central High School and South Central Power’s Ricky Howell
Anthony Lampron Jr: senior, Pickerington Central High School
- Hometown: Pickerington
- Sports played: Football
- Notable highlights: Senior football captain and two-year starter at center, led team to a Division I Regional Championship last season, played in week one game vs Winter Park (FL) in the Freedom Bowl (GA)
- Favorite sports team: Tennessee Titans, one of our former Tiger football players is on the coaching staff
- Years playing football: 12
- Football position: Starting center
- Best thing about being a lineman: I have that protective demeanor and I enjoy protecting the quarterback.
- Favority hobby off the field: Hunting with my dad
- What keeps you going when things get tough:My parents have raised me the correct way and not to give in to any tough situation.
- Anthony’s coach, Jay Sharrett, says: Anthony has led our offense going on two seasons. His leadership on the field and conduct in the classroom separates him from the ordinary high school student athlete. He is a no risk of failure due to failure not being in his creed. I feel these qualities have been instilled in Anthony from strong, supportive parents. I am truly fortunate to coach fine young men like Anthony Lampron Jr.
Ricky Howell: journeyman line worker, Hillsboro
- Hometown: Hillsboro
- Sports played: Football, wrestling and track
- Notable highlights: Lettered all three years
- Favorite sports team: Football
- Years working as a lineman: 39
- Best thing about being a lineman: You can start this career as a young person with no four-year degree required, which allows you the opportunity to retire while you’re still relatively young too.
- Favorite hobby off the field: Fishing
- What keeps you going when things get tough: My wife
- Ricky’s supervisor, Brian Huff, says: Ricky is a great person and a pleasure to work with. I am thankful for his years of service.