Danbury senior Lucas Kennedy was well aware of the perception.
That made the 2010 season as the Lakers' quarterback and defensive back all the more rewarding despite it's trials and tribulations.
In a season that hinged on Kennedy's MRI results in order to play the final two games, the reward came when Kennedy was named first-team Northwest District as a defensive back in Division VI.
All first-team district selections are assured All-Ohio status, which Kennedy earned a week later when he was named third-team.
But despite playing on a 1-8 team tucked away on a peninsula that canceled a game because of a lack of players, and finished the last two weeks with just 11 players, Kennedy's stats were too good to ignore.
For the rest of this story, read Friday's Sandusky Register.