FOX 7 Field Trip: Westwood High School

FOX 7 Field Trip: Westwood High School

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Nobody's confusing Anthony Wood's Westwood bunch for a homecoming night punching bag especially with a physical, 230 pound quarterback named "Bear" leading the way.

FOX 7's John Hygh reports on our fourth stop of the FOX 7 Football Field Trip.

Westwood held its annual "Meet the Warriors" night. It's a big pep rally for all their sports teams to kick off the season.

Of course, the football squad, coming off one of the best season's in school history and they're led by a quarterback who's named after a legendary college coach.

Westwood's starting quarterback has a unique name.

"The story goes that his parents were big Alabama fans. They were big Bear Bryant fans. So Bear is actually named after Bear Bryant," Westwood Head Football Coach Anthony Wood said.

"If I was a short little small guy and I was named Bear. I think everyone would be calling me cub or koala bear. It's pretty cool. It's definitely a football name," Bear Fenimore said.

And at 6'2", 230 pounds Bear can definitely bring it, whether it's on the ground or through the air.

"He's just got the arm. He's got a cannon. He can throw the ball like 70 yards on his knees. So he's got the strength and the ability to get the ball where it needs to be," senior linebacker Daniel Fry said.

"Right now, and I know it's going to upset some of my quarterbacks from the past. Bear's got the ability to be the best quarterback I've ever coached as of today. I've had a quarterback in the NFL. Bear's got the arm strength, the quickness and the knowledge to put the ball where it needs to go. Now that's what he can do. He's gotta prove what he will do come this season," Coach Wood added.

Bear and the Warriors are coming off the deepest playoff run in school history, after advancing to the third round last year.

"We got through the Woodlands last year and that was a big hurdle. Then we lined up against Allen, and they saw what a real football program is like. Who won the state championship... So they know all off-season what they're fighting for," Wood said.

"I think we set the bar a lot higher than we've done in previous off seasons. Guy worked harder than ever before. The motivations there. We all want to win the state championship. We don't want to walk with our heads down the last game," Fenimore said.

Westwood is picked to finish second in their district.

Austin-American Statesman's Rick Cantu and Danny Davis joined FOX 7 to talk about how the team will perform this season.

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