November 2017 Athlete of the Issue: Dominic Baah

Senior Dominic Baah has been a member of the Varsity football team for three years and recently made headlines after being featured on Hudl’s official Twitter page for his incredible one-handed catch against Fauquier High School.

“When I first saw it my jaw dropped, I didn’t believe it was real. It was very emotional when I showed my mom because she was so proud of me.”

Baah has been a key member contributing to LCHS’s team’s success this year and has been playing football for over six years. Besides football, Baah participates in the spring track and field team and beat the school record for triple jump in track 45ft 6 1/2inches last year.

When asked what his favorite part about football is, he said, “Making physical contact and the brotherhood that we all share really binds us together.”

Despite his love of football, “The most challenging aspect of the game is not getting the results you want, even when you put in so much work in practice,” said Baah.

Although Baah plays slot and receiver on offense, his favorite position on defense is cornerback. “I love making calls and being a leader on the field as a senior,” he said.

“The best part about my team is how we have bonded so much over the years and become a family,” said Baah. Everyone loves Coach Rayburn; he is so determined and motivates us to be our best every day. He betters us as a person on and off the field and shows us what it means to be a man.

The most memorable game he played in was this year against Rockridge when they went into and into four overtimes. “I’m proud of my boys for never giving up and pushing through pain. Even though we lost the game, it made us stronger as a team.”

Baah’s inspiration is his Uncle John, “He has taught me about the game of football and gives me tips on how to perfect my craft as a corner. Baah tries to set a good example for the younger members of his team because someday they will be in the same position. He hopes to attend a university next fall to play football.