San Benito quarterback Erick Retta is in his final season as the Hounds signal caller. After Friday night’s game-winning drive against Laredo United, the Hounds are all smiles heading into Week 2. San Benito travels to San Antonio to face the East Central Hornets. Prior to the Hounds’ matchup, the Valley Morning Star had a chance to catch up with the Hounds quarterback.
Q: How has your senior year been so far both on and off the field?
A:It’s been pretty great so far. I’m enjoying it.
Q: What is your daily routine?
A:I wake up early for football practice, do school work and then back to football after school.
Q: Aside from game day, what is your favorite day of the week and why?
A: Thursday because I get to spend time with the team.
Q: Do you have any pre-game music or meal?
A: I love to listen to old reggaeton music.
Q: Who inspired you to play QB?
A: My stepdad.
Q: Who is your favorite NFL QB to watch and why?
A: Russell Wilson because even though he might not be the biggest quarterback in the league, he still manages to win games.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and why?
A: It would have to be Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi. He seems like a humble and very caring person. It looks like he doesn’t care what people say, he just wants to prove them wrong.
Q: What are your hobbies besides football?
A: I like to spend time with my family or watch movies.
Q: What is your favorite football movie and why?
A: “Friday Night Lights,” because it shows that if you never give up and work hard, you can reach where you want to go, which is a state championship game.