Today’s Athlete Q and A is with freshman quarterback Lincoln Kienholz, who was recently named a PACA-Avera Athlete of the Week. The Capital Journal caught up with Kienholz on Thursday night.
Q: How does it feel to be named Athlete of the Week?
A: It feels pretty great. We have seniors that really help me out. They teach me how to do everything out there.
Q: How did it feel to get into the game against Spearfish and get all of those touchdowns?
A: It felt great. The starters came in and scored as many points as they could in the first half. I just came in to finish the game out. It was pretty fun.
Q: How are you feeling going into the rest of the season?
A: I feel pretty good. We’ve got Mitchell tomorrow. Hopefully, we can get the job done and move on to the State Championship.
Q: Do you think all of the action you’re getting this season is going to prepare you for later on in your career?
A: Yeah, it’s helped me out, getting two quarters of play at quarterback. It’s helped me get prepared for next year and the years to come, especially learning from Garrett Stout.
Q: How much of a help has Garrett Stout been to you?
A: He’s been a lot of help. He’ll help me out with figuring out routes on a play, or how to do something better. He’s been a really good teacher.