“I love the sport of football as I started playing in the 7th grade and it's always been a dream to make it to the next level and play in college,” North St. Paul lineman Corey Guenther said to Northstar Football. “I play both ways, on offense I play OT, and on defense, I play DE. In college I am hoping to play on the interior of the OL since I lack the height that tackles have. What I think is best about my abilities is the fact that I can deliver a strong punch right off of the line. I also am pretty agile and quick for my size, which helps me with my ability to pull and kick out a defensive lineman or linebacker.”
There's nowhere to go but up for North St. Paul and Guenther in 2017.
“Unfortunately, the season was rough for North as a team, and me as an individual,” Guenther explained to Northstar Football. “We were 1-8, losing lots of tight games, and I only got to play in six of those games. I had a high-ankle sprain and tore a ligament in my ankle while playing against Hastings. I did not win any awards last season, and I hope to change that this fall. This off-season, I have really been working hard, going on jogs on my days off, and I'm taking all of my weight training extremely serious. I really have been focusing on footwork and I have been doing ladder drills and other speed drills on my own to help that. I want to improve that specific skill because it will help me in all aspects of the game, offense and defense. I am also doing captains practice for wrestling throughout the summer. That really helps me with balance and leverage.”