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Silver Creek’s Amas finds quick path to success

Aisosa Amas was his league's Defensive Back of the Year. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo
Aisosa Amas was his league's Defensive Back of the Year. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo

From the beginning of his sophomore season to now, Silver Creek junior defensive back Aisosa Amas has grown every which way.

Amas was around 130-135 pounds in the second week of the 2019 season. Today, back by increasing his numbers in the weight room by nearly 100 pounds, he is well beyond that size now.

“Over the offseason I’ve just been lifting and now I’m around 168-170,” Amas said.

But even with a smaller weight, nothing deterred Amas through his first two years of high school. 

Right away, Amas was shown he could do something in football – a glimpse into just what was to come. He was named a starter as a freshman, which was a moment Amas knew a bright future was in store.

“That’s when I was like, ‘Alright, I can do something with this,’” Amas said.

Once his sophomore campaign rolled around on varsity, Amas continued delivering and holding true to his statement the year prior.

He racked up four interceptions. He was named the Defensive Back of the Year across the Blossom Valley Athletic League.

Wherever the ball was, Amas was there. And it showed in Silver Creek’s results as a team, too.

Silver Creek went 7-3 overall and 6-1 in league play, finishing in a three-way tie with Overfelt and Branham – the latter advancing all the way to the Central Coast Section Division IV championship game – for first place in the standings.

In the months following that, Amas has only been on a greater upward trajectory as an athlete.

“Coming out here at DT (Deliberate Training), they’ve just been helping me workout and everything, and they’ve just been helping me with my fundamentals,” Amas said. “I think I’ve seen myself grow.  As a sophomore, I moved up to varsity, so that was big.”

For these next two seasons, Amas is gearing up for more and ready to help out his family any way he can.

His mother, even with work, is a huge source of inspiration to him, calling off work so that she can still attend as many of his games as he can – a motivating tool that has helped propel Amas into a standout at Silver Creek.

“She drove me down to Sacramento for tournaments, drove me down to Utah and stuff like that, just for me to get out there more,” Amas said.

With his junior season quickly approaching in January, Amas is hoping to build on all of the success he and Silver Creek have already experienced thus far and make it to the postseason after missing out in 2019.

“This year we want to try and take it all the way,” Amas said.

1 Comment

  1. Coach Wood on October 20, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Great job kid, you’re a huge part of this team. Big things coming

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