Bergeron makes impact on both sides

Published 10:40 pm Friday, October 4, 2019

Senior Drew Bergeron was voted Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after a three-touchdown performance for the Saints football team in a win over Portsmouth Christian School.

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team is currently 2-4 on the season. The team picked up a much-needed win against Portsmouth Christian in a game where the Saints put up 45 points as a team.

Bergeron accounted for 18 points on his own, scoring three touchdowns, two of which came by way of rushing and the third on an interception return for a touchdown.

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Even though he had a standout performance, it was all about getting the win for his team.

“As a team, I felt like we played well and played for each other,” Bergeron said. “I am trying to do whatever it is necessary for us to come out with a win.”

Bergeron plays on both sides of the ball for the Saints. It was a personal goal he had this season to find any way he could to be as best he could for NSA. This is his first year playing varsity football competitively, and he came into the season with the mindset of wanting to improve every part of his game. He believes he has more room to grow as the season continues.

“Going into games, I don’t really worry too much about what I’m going to do but rather just the ways I can contribute to the team to put us in the best position,” he said. “I am impressed with the brotherhood we have on this team.”

Focus is a big part of Bergeron’s mindset before a game. Before the games, he plays his music and dials in on the task at hand for the Saints. Playing for the guy next to him is what motivates him. His family, teammates, coaches and friends all inspire him.

“I do it all for my teammates, and we play for each other, that’s what it’s all about — being family,” Bergeron said. “My friends, family, teammates, and coaches give me so much love and support through everything. I couldn’t do what I am doing now without any of them.”

The Saints got off to a slow start this season, but now as they head into the second half of it, Bergeron believes the team has started to find its groove. He knows the potential NSA is capable of, and he believes the Saints will reach it.

“As the season starts to go on, we have shown what we are capable of when we play at a high level,” he said. “I think we got our swagger back.”