Sporting WCA


Sweat, blood, and lots of food. This is what five of Westminster’s best endure on a daily basis. The football team has one of the biggest offensive lines in the St. Louis area and is looking to defend their district title from a year ago. The line is composed of Seniors Wyatt Malcolm, Minsok Lee, Chris Heyl, Robert Davis, and Jeremiah Branscomb. They average a height of 6 foot 2 inches, 288 pounds, and eat up to 3500 calories per day.

They are hard working and are constantly encouraging each other. More importantly, they have goals. These men know when to have fun and when to be serious. They know when to mess with each other and to support each other. When its conditioning time, they get after it and push one another.

“Conditioning is the best part of the day, because it’s how we get better, it’s how we are going to win”, said Davis.

“Its pretty hard while doing it, But it feels really good after because you know you have done something to better your team”, added Branscomb.

One of the main reasons why the O-Line is so successful is that they are just downright huge. Their size is comparable to the Missouri Tigers offensive line, who average 289 lbs. Last season, the group only gave up 8 sacks in 13 games. And that’s with having the line’s biggest member, Lee, hurt for 6 weeks.

Having a good line sets up the success of every play.

“Its great to have such a good line, it gives me time and takes some of the pressure off. A lot of my receivers go out there and make plays for me, and it just makes my job a little bit easier,” said senior quarterback, Evan Johnson.

The guys all have the same goal: winning a championship.

“We are seniors, we know how this program works and what we have to achieve”, said Malcolm.

Each lineman knows the man standing next to him is going to do everything he can to help his team succeed.

“I feel comfortable in games knowing the guy next to me will do his job”, said Lee.

Yet, this is more than football and what appears on the outside. This unit is a family.

“I feel like this is the tightest unit on the team, and maybe even the tightest unit at Westminster. We practice together, we work together, we eat together, we do everything together” said Davis.

These guys are more than just a couple of students that decided to play football. All five linemen are in it for the same reason. They are in it to win and they are in it for each other. They all said at once, “We are brothers… and breakfast is the best part of the day”.