HS Football: Beck earns coach’s trust with strong leadership

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Devin Beck is a leader on defense for Legacy High School.

“Definitely,” head coach Chris Clements said. “He definitely is. He fits that role pretty naturally.”

Like a true leader, Devin deflects the attention away from himself and onto the team.

“We’re just a band of brothers out here,” Beck said. “It’s awesome playing with each other and working toward a common goal.”
But Devin isn’t just someone to look toward on the field, he’s also a leader in during film study.

“He’s the type of leader if I was to step out of the room during film he would grab the remote take and tell everyone what to do,” Clements said.

When Devin was asked Devin about the high praise he received from his coach, the humble senior said the Xs and Os of the field intrigue him.

“I guess,” Beck said. “I enjoy football. I really love that game. I love studying it. I enjoy learning everything about it. I don’t know, it’s just fascinating to me.I really enjoy it.”

That level of trust in a senior isn’t new for Clements, but it’s not something he freely gives to every player.

“You’re trying to build trust with the kids, right,” Clements said. “Well, this is a kid that we trust.”

And Clements is also trusting Devin to start a legacy for a program that doesn’t have a lot of history.

“[Our goal is] having a playoff season in our first years,” Beck said. “You know some teams don’t make the playoffs and they’ve been a program for a 100 years.”

Legacy’s next game is at Minot on Sept. 22.

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