Auburn Reporter honors the Ravens’ Forward, Shell

  • Friday, September 27, 2019 10:30am
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Javon Forward and Samiah Shell. COURTESY PHOTOS

Javon Forward and Samiah Shell. COURTESY PHOTOS

Auburn Riverside High School’s Javon Forward, football, is the Auburn Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: AP stats with Mr. Huzar.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Basketball, Baseball, video games and hanging with friends.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My coaches pushing me to be the best me.

Q: Do you have a pre- or postgame tradition? What is it?

A: For pre-game, I put headphones in and listen to music.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Fireflies” by Owl City.

From the Sideline

“In a win against Auburn, Javon carried the ball 18 times for 236 yards and had four touchdowns. Against Lakeside, he rushed 15 times for 152 yards for two TDs. He has worked hard all off-season as a football player and as a leader for our team. As a captain, he leads on and off the field with his work ethic, demeanor, and pride for Auburn Riverside.” – Coach Marcus Yzaguirre


Auburn Riverside High School’s Samiah Shell, soccer, is the Auburn Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: My favorite subject in school would be history. My favorite class is AP human geography with Mr. Monsen.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Snowboarding, traveling with my soccer team, going to soccer camps, hanging out with friends and family, getting to see my brother when he visits.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My brother, Sahanie, because he always allowed me to play along at kick-arounds with the older kids and pushed me be to be more successful, even when I made mistakes.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: My pre-game ritual would be visualization. I usually will tend to listen to relaxing songs, visualizing the moment I want to occur in the game such as scoring, one vs. one opportunities, and even creating chances.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “223’s” by YNW Melly.

From the Sideline

“Samiah has had a stellar start to her high school soccer experience. She has scored five goals and had two assists in her first four games. This included a hat trick vs Kentlake last week and an amazing long distance goal into the “upper-V” against Todd Beamer. She is not only talented, but more importantly, Samiah is a total team player.” – Coach Paul Lewis

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