Dec 10, 2014 6:53 PM by Ross Field
Alex Davila is not your typical athlete. The Corning junior has spent three years on the honor roll all while wearing a 'C' on his jersey in football and assuming the role of defensive stopper in basketball.
On any given day, Alex Davila can be found in the library doing more than just his homework. The Corning Cardinal has interest beyond sports.
He says, "I like learning about our past and how this great nation got created."
Davila is a history buff and when he's not in a playbook, he's in a history book. It's a subject he'd eventually like to teach.
Davila says, "I like helping people understand why they're here and how they're being able to go to school, being able to do what they want and be free."
The junior tailback spends a lot of time being free on the football field. In two years at the varsity level he's piled up 2,041 rushing yards with 22 touchdowns. He thanks his buddies up front for the success.
He says," My offensive line, I wouldn't trade them for anybody. I just love them being there after I score a touchdown in the end-zone with me and celebrating."
While he stars on the football field, Davila assumes a much different role on the basketball court. He's a lock-down defender and takes pride in trying to shut down the opponent's best player.
He says, "I like to make guys mess up and not look good."
His solid defense is a big reason why Corning has started the season 5-0.
He says, "I hope it carries into the season and league play too."
Corning High School's Alex Davila is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.
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