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Senior Spotlight: Mak Sexton

Justin Ballou, Reporter

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“How does he throw that far?”

“Who is that?”

“Oohs” and “Aahs” can be heard from the crowd as Quarterback Mak Sexton throws 70-yard passes in his pregame routine.

Over the course of his three-year varsity football team tenure, Sexton threw for 4,759 yards and 53 touchdowns. While these numbers are unheard of for a high school QB, they could’ve been much bigger. In the 2017-18 season, Sexton’s career with the Timberwolves came to halt mid-season due to injury.

Sexton broke his femur bone in an October game against the Georgetown Eagles at Gupton Stadium. Sexton said that while this injury affected his high school football career, it will not stop him from playing this sport in college. 

“[The injury] didn’t really affect my [college decision] at all,” Sexton said. “I definitely had concerns about whether colleges would still want me to come play at their school, but every school I’ve talked to said that injuries are a part of the game. I broke a big bone so it’s going to grow back even stronger.”

The former high school star will be attending Pittsburg State University in Kansas this upcoming fall to pursue football.

The discipline that I learned from the winning culture here at Cedar Park and from all the coaches and relationships that I’ve built here at Cedar Park, and I think I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.”

— Mak Sexton

“I went on five college visits and sat down [with my parents] and really boiled it down to two,” Sexton said. “I really like the coaching staff [at Pittsburg State]. They have a new offensive coordinator that I like a lot and I think it’ll be a good experience for me.”

Through his high school career, Sexton played on the varsity team for three seasons, and started for two. He said that the things he has learned in the past few years will travel with him into college. 

“[These three years] meant everything to me,” Sexton said. “The discipline that I learned from the winning culture here at Cedar Park and from all the coaches and relationships that I’ve built here at Cedar Park, and I think I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.”

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Justin Ballou, Reporter
Justin is a junior and this is his second year in Wolfpack. He is also in advanced theater. He enjoys writing about distinctly sports (especially football). He plans to be a sports journalist when he grows up, whether it's TV, radio or print. Justin supports all sports from Cleveland, where he is from. Go Browns!
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  1. Jill Sexton on May 10th, 2018 6:04 am

    What a wonderful article! I wpuld like to thank the Wolfpack team, and all of the Cedar Park, LISD community, and countless other opposing schools, players, coaches, and fans, for their support of Mak. We were overwhelmed, by the out pouring of cards, and well wishes, after he was injured. But even before his injury we would often be approached, by opposing team fans, telling us how they were impressed with his althletic ability, and his character. We know that the CPHS family helped build that character! Mak doesn’t have a brother, so his teammates filled that role. They battled together, for four years, and we know that he NEVER forget his Timberwolves family!!! #alwaysatimberwolvesfamilyatheart

  2. Justin Ballou on May 30th, 2018 9:31 am

    Thank you? I wish him all the best in college! Forever CPFB!

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