Whalen on it - Lineman wins the battle in the trench for the Seahawks

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Sean Whalen

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 03:31 PM.

His position is not a prestigious one, but a dirty necessity.

Sean Whalen, a senior at South Walton High School, plays defensive end and offensive guard for the Seahawks.

"It's really physical and it's a key part of the game," said the 17-year-old son of Michael and Evelyn Whalen of Freeport. "You might not get all the glory but I know if I do my job the team will get the W."

And the Seahawks have gotten the "W" twice in their first three games this season.

In those three games, Whalen has made 12 total tackles, two for losses, plus one sack. On offensive, the 5-foot-9, 190-pound guard, has been credited with three pancakes — and not the eating kind.

"A pancake is an award we give an offensive lineman when they fire off the line and they take and put somebody on their back — that's a pancake, flipping them over," said South Walton Coach Phil Tisa.

And hitting is something Whalen doesn't shy away from.

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