Interview by Abernathy Cochran intern and Gainesville High School senior Grady Vardeman
Meet Seth Pressley! Seth is a senior at Chestatee and is triple sport athlete: running track, playing basketball and a wide receiver for the War Eagles this past season. Seth brought in 1226 receiving yards in 2019 and averaged 16.3 yards per reception. For the second regular season in a row, Seth was a top 5 receiver in the state of Georgia before the playoffs.
We want to thank Seth for spending time with us recently and telling us more about his life and love of Hall County.
Question: What inspired you or led you to play football over other sports?
Answer: “Football has always stuck with me, it’s always been the sport. I’ve had the most fun with and it’s surrounded by all my friends, as well. It’s something me and my friends have been able to bond over.”
Q: What was your favorite game from high school?
A: “Last year's game against Denmark where I had 232 receiving yards and four touchdowns. It was one of the best games I’ve ever played and I’ll never forget it.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County, and what do you love there?
A: “I’d have to go with Texas RoadHouse and I love all the free rolls you can get when you go there.”
Q: How long have you lived in Hall County?
A: “I’m 18 years old now and moved to Hall County from White County when I was 10 years old.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “I’d really like to go to Australia, I’ve seen in pictures of all the incredible views and the different types of nature they have there. I think it’s cool and hopefully, I can go there one day.”
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: “'Anchorman 2.'”
Q: Is there a motto for Chestatee football?
A: “Yes it’s called BLEED, that stands for Body Language, Effort, Energy, and Details.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: "To be able to play college football, somewhere close to home and where I can also get a good education while I’m there. I have a couple of schools interested, but that decision will most likely happen in February.”
Q: What is your favorite music/three bands you’d like to see (dead or alive)?
A: “I’m really starting getting into rap and I’d like to see Lil Uzi Vert, Juice Wrld, and Da Baby.”
Q: What current or local business makes you the most nostalgic about Hall County?
A: “Longstreet, it seems like I eat there at least once, if not twice a week. And always on Friday mornings before school. Friday mornings at Longstreet for all the schools in Hall County is a tradition and just makes me think of Hall County. You can never go wrong with a bacon biscuit and large sweet tea at Longstreet either.”
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about Hall County?
A: “I have always liked how it’s hard to go anywhere public and not see at least one person you know. It makes you feel safe and not a lot of places can say that.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: “I want to be done with college with a major in marketing. Maybe be looking at doing Grad school to further my education.”
Q: What 3 words of phrases come to mind when you think of the word home?
A: “God, Family, and Friends.”
Q: If you had a full-time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose? Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?
A: "This was definitely the easiest question and I’d go with a chef. I love to eat, so that would be perfect for me.”
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