Football

Newcomer Will Litton ’19 Proves Talent in Opening Games

After only playing in two games for Andover, Will Litton ’19 is proving to be a promising new addition for Andover Football. As a running back and new Upper from Wilton, Conn., he has already contributed to the team with his ability to gain lots of rushing yards for Andover. In Andover’s game on Saturday against Loomis Chaffee, Litton scored a touchdown that increased the team’s lead to 20-0. Captain Larson Tolo ’18 said, “He’s been a really great addition to the team. Although we had many strong players last year, what we were really missing was a very capable running back, and we found that this season in Will. He’s very strong, very fast and is a great fit to the team, chemistry wise. We were all very proud of him that he had a breakout game last Saturday against Loomis.”

When did you first start playing football?

I was in third grade… I didn’t really know anything about it, but I liked it, so I stuck with it. I used to live on a pretty quiet street where all the kids would go play in the streets, and no cars would come by, so my neighbors were the first to ever introduce me to football.

What was your high school football experience like prior to coming to Andover as a new Upper?

I played at Wilton High School; it was a public school in Connecticut. It’s a relatively small school and actually not very good at sports, which is one of the reasons why I came here besides the strong academics.

What would you say is one of your strengths as a player?

I guess I’m relatively motivated because I like playing with my other teammates. The teamwork part of it just makes me want to play every day.

What are you trying to work on this season?

I’m really working to improve on everything, but in particular I’m getting used to the new speed here. It’s different from what I’m used to in my old town, so I’m getting accustomed to all that and to playing with new kids.

What are you looking forward to for the rest of the season?

I’m focusing on the next game, and I’m excited to play because it’s a really great group of kids.

Oct 11, 2017