DANVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) – Multi-sport athletes are nothing new in high school sports. However, it’s a different story with Boyle County senior Luke Imfeld.
Luke finished his junior year with three seasons of basetball under his belt, but that wasn’t enough for him. In the off-season, he threw on a helmet and shoulder pads for the first time in his life and played football for the Rebels this past fall.
“It was a lot harder than I thought,” Imfeld said. “You know most people can catch a ball just throwing the ball around in the backyard, but when you put the helmet on and pads, and you got guys guarding you, and you got a 40-yard bomb in the air, it’s a lot harder than it looks.”
Imfeld made it look easy though. He went on to earn a starting spot on a team that won a state championship. “I’m so glad that I did it, I wouldn’t change a thing,” Imfeld said.
After a quick turnaround, Imfeld turned his pads in for a jersey, and was back on the hardwood. “Football paid off,” Imfeld told FOX 56 Sports. “I’ve had several people comment on it saying I look bigger, faster, stronger, so yeah the hard work paid off.”
Now, he’s one of the best players in Region 12, and the team sits atop the standings with a month left in the regular season.