Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Grant Vandervest
Parents: Wade and Jodi Vandervest
How frustrating is it to be at home now instead of playing in the postseason because enrollment at Algoma High is a handful of students too high to allow you to participate?
It’s disappointing because no matter what we accomplish as a team we still wouldn’t be able to be in the playoffs because of something unrelated to football.
What’s unique/fun about playing the 8-player format from your perspective (as a player who regularly racks up 200+ yards rushing)?
With 8-player football there are 6 less people on the field. This means more space to maneuver and more one on one opportunities for big plays.
What has been your most memorable moment as a member of the Wolves football team?
This past season when we came back down 36-8 against Wausaukee to win the game.
Tell us a little bit about what it’s like to play on a team coached by your father:
It feels the same as any other team I’ve played on. We made it clear from my first year that I was just one of the players, and after practice he was dad again.
What are your plans for after high school?
I hope to attend UW-Platteville for engineering
What are your parents’ names?
Wade and Jodi Vandervest (I love my mom)
Do you have any siblings?
I have a sister Julia, who is in her second year at UW-Stevens Point.